The Super Model

skinny model from propagandaIDMI
skinny model from propagandaIDMI
Balmain SS 2013 from sistervandall2 flickr.com
Balmain SS 2013 from sistervandall2 flickr.com
skinny catwalk model from dragonflii_butterfly flickr.com
skinny catwalk model from dragonflii_butterfly flickr.com
RI_2617 from youth sg flickr.com
RI_2617 from youth sg flickr.com
Fashion Barbie from David Blackwell flickr.com
Fashion Barbie from David Blackwell flickr.com

The Super Model

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


She walks the lonely catwalk,

her beauty like blood,

dripping from a self inflicted wound,

trails behind each pronounced step.

That smile, forced and applied,

fools no-one,

a gaunt and starved face,

revealing sacrifice and pain.

Her turn exquisite, effortless,

one hand upon her bony hip,

perfectly painted nails,

delicate long fingers.

A silent swish,

a flick of the head

and she returns to her cave,

to the chaos back stage,

each step more perfect than the last,

in a line straighter than a honed blade.

I wonder what she's thinking,

lost in this ritual death,

this display of the walking dead,

painted, coloured draped fabrics,

baubles of many, glittering,

spindly shoes of diamonds.

Again, she returns under light,

transformed, eyes blackened and lifeless,

bones clattering;

so who loves this lone beauty,

who caresses her and tells her

it will be alright,

just keep breathing,

or is she at arms length,

her beauty feared, so revered,

as to be apart from the common folk.

Each time she returns to the cave,

my heart sinks,

as her life slowly fades away,

her beauty the pallet of magicians,

her body the hanger in a closet,

cold and straight.

She will only live again when those lights beckon,

colours adorn, and that sway of the hips,

ignites imaginations.

I just hope there is a life beyond this,

a life not lost to fashion.



Let's just hope this is now a thing of the past.

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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for dropping by Anil and Honey.


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Anil and Honey 2 years ago from Kerala

Good,funny and salient. I like your simple language, thanks

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