Got taut, tight skin? You’re in. Got ticking clocks? Botox. Detox.
Resist signs of ageing at all cost. Stop. Reverse. Hide. Slo mo.
Smooth your skin ego. Want a victory of science over time?
Want to reignite your youthful light? Deny age. Defy age.
No. Fight age hate. It’s a diabolical conspiracy
for women to age agelessly, line-, scar-, crease-free
I refuse to let the forever-young drug erase
the handwriting of life across my face
Allie Lee of the Profanity Embroidery Group embroidered an image onto a 1980s jumpsuit in response to my poem