Filtered Fascia

︎︎︎ Maura Ford

︎ Mar 9, 2023

I like vanity for its gall,

its lushness a far cry from evergreen

Slippery appeal teased out

for as long as time grants elasticity

Selfies clump up on a social feed

with the consistency of collagen protein powder

$37.99 (monthly subscription)

And for what?

Capital gone goo, inflated to the ether

of some artificial cheekbones

We’ve all got the same aphasia now

Yep yep yep, bubblegum smacked lips

Thrown into injectable sharp relief

Maura Ford is a writer, among other things, in Chicago, Illinois. She studied literature at Trinity College Dublin. Find her on the internet @iwantsomeMaura.

Also by Maura: Selectively Sweet, Flora, 100 Degrees on Summer Solstice