Saturday, July 11, 2009

Extract a face in strips. First, in kerosene, soak a face to clean it. Then, lemon lotion for four days, also a keen astringent. Painstakingly yet gently loosen the porous tarp from muscle below. Sever fascia where necessary. A face is ready for removal when it is no longer recognizable as face, when it looks like the face of a child unhad although others may have been. A scalpel will slit a hairline, prior to ear, echoing edge of jaw. From there, vertical slices are one, horizontal--an alternate choice. All depends on, afterwards, what is proposed as purpose for a face. If offed for someone else, let him designate direction. Should said burlesque proceed North to South or East to West, no matter. Conquest is assured, in a way, history. Yet, be meticulous as a cartographer. Thin continents, these skinny lingerie--pared away--reveal contours raw for our recovery.

1 comment:

Dan said...

It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.