These days, everywhere you look
on billboards, television, Facebook:
adverts for invaluable beauty products
and other anti wrinkle creams
guaranteed to torpedo ugly
ducklings right out of the water!
Synonymous with flawless skin
age is the nemesis of youth
---its agents madly storming beaches
marching their jackbooted crows feet
around as many closed eyelids
as there are heads in the sand
and asses held up in high esteem
If only this film
was just a Technicolor dream . . .
because in 4K Ultra High Definition
not even us Hollywood starlets
can hide our hairy
moled and freckled faces
from scrutiny surrounding
the skin's mutiny
What was wrong with
Polaroids and VHS tapes
you sadistic fucks?
Now more exposed than ever
the secret of what we really look like
is out and laid bare
in a red carpet affair
Alright, Mr. DeMille,
I'm ready for my close-up
Best to avert your eyes!
Turn back now while you can!
For all of you beer bellied Adonises
are but a Gorgon's breath away
from becoming Michelangelo's next David