Vixens of Vanity: Gerald Herron

The all-American dream…
blue eyes, blonde hair, Barbie Doll effect,
Beauty becomes an everyday duty;
foundation, blush, mascara.
Soon you won’t remember what’s underneath.

And like apprentices of Michelangelo,
starving your bodies into Italian marble.
The quest for the perfect breasts…
cosmetic perjury.

Paint by numbers, trays of water colours,
they’ll make you look pretty…
like the commercials on T.V.
Vixens of vanity, don’t you see?
There’s no substitute for authenticity.