She Shaves Her Legs 2012

She Shaves Her Legs


She shaves her legs, her underarms,

Plucks diverse hairs she doesn’t care for;

Colors, waxes, (oy, what pain!)

Making lines bikini.

When she’s old and blind and shaky,

Who will process her?

New daily living bearded chin,

The brow unformed, a nude vagina –

Thickened toenail, callouses,

Colossus of old age.

Useless un-mascara-ed eyes,

Hair that may or may not be there.

Who will care for things she cared for

And about?  That’s the question.

All the beauty spent on,

The appearance and expenditure

A meaningless expense.


Melted daiquiri of body parts;

A dried out potpourri of god-knows-what.

An inquiry to think about before and during…

Sorry, certain end.


She Shaves Her Legs 6.7.2012

Circling Round Vanities II; Birth, Death & In Between II;

Arlene Corwin



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