look healthy

This shampoo —
This cosmetic —
This procedure —

— will make you look healthy
your smile will be perfect
you will radiate youth
shiny hair
confidence
you can take your place
as a successful human being

This product —
— will make your stuff smell clean
your livingroom will welcome guests
your bedroom will be heaven

Carefully,
sniff your armpit
the back of your hand
gather a hem
take a whiff
stick your finger into your crotch
sniff carefully
would you want to live there?
here’s a hint:
spray your crotch with
this
and you would
want to live there

You smell good;
Your teeth are
white as snow;
your hair shines
like a halo;
you are a picture of health
and happiness,
and you live in
a gentle fresh breeze:

you are ready
to go to heaven
God will approve.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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