The Entrapment

Your hair doesn’t shine.

Men won’t like like you.

Buy this shampoo.

Your teeth look old,

faded, this chemical

will make you desirable.

You are too fat.

This diet plan will

help you become—attractive.

Your legs, too much stubble,

purchase this razor.

Bring out your inner diety.

You lack color.

Buy more cosmetics.

Get rid of those spider veins.

Shape up that flappy rack.

See Doctors Nip and Tuck

about plastic surgery.

Oh, there is no place

for women over thirty

or at least those who look it.

You are not good enough.

Eat this fruit.

You’ll be—a goddess.

Author: Darlene Franklin-Campbell

I am a poet, novelist and artist living in the Appalachian Foothills. I believe we are great spiritual beings on a journey through this physical realm. We are timeless entities stepped into time.

4 thoughts on “The Entrapment”

  1. This site is great! I love how you’ve done everything… & you know I love your poetry… I should make me one sometime… I need to start writing again.


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