Little by little,
she’s really losing it.
All that carefully applied foundation,
the layers of tint and frost,
the hours in front of a mirror
that forgot to reflect who she really was,
lay discarded on the cutting room floor.
The energy it took
to hold the fake coverings in place
has come for its final accounting;
naked and vulnerable,
her true form peeks through –
and those who see are stunned
at her bare bones beauty…