Plastic molded stiff armed beauty
Velcro dress and plastic shoes
I cut your hair one afternoon
Naive, deceived, it won’t grow back
You were made in the image of pretty
Smooth and polished synthetic smile
In the image of what I could be
Shiny glossy plastic teeth
Stiff armed beauty, straight up or down
Popped your right one out of socket
To wear my green felt hot glue jacket
But bend an elbow? It’s not your way.
Sculpted cheekbones chiseled lips
Who could ever be so foolish?
To kiss unflavored cherry paint
To wait on your impotent breath
How many years, imagined, after
Chewed up hands and thinned out scalp
Will you still be my rule of beauty?
Rigid plastic lifeless love