Celebrity Skin Shot

Jacqueline Weir


She saw
Herself
Through melted glass
Twisted,
Small,
A distorted atom.
Bare flesh
Shivering
Beneath blazing
Eyes
" I want men to
Like me
And women to
Fear me. "
So said
Her other 
Self
Blindness screaming
Through empty
Pores.
A little 
more
To the left
Darlin'
Behave like the
Whores.
Come see
The celebrity skin
Shot.
Naked soul,
Shivering
Beneath glaring 
Lights.
"Men will
Like me
And women wiil
Fear me "
She tried to
Believe
That self pity
Was strength;
That she was
No longer the
Sorry 
Little girl
Yearning for
The school
Rebel
The school
Bully,
Gooseflesh
Burning
Beneath leering 
Eyes,
Wanting him to
Like her
And the girls to 
Fear her.
"This is my
Freedom,
This is
My liberty."
The truth,
Little girl
"This Is my 
Desperation."
Misguided liberation
Trembling flesh
Flaming
Under the
Cold spotlight
Cry 
At the lie
And face what
You've done
When men try
To abuse you
And women 
Despise you.
Hide
Inside
The centrefold.
Celebrity
Skin
Sold.


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