I AM A MODEL

Charles Ghigna


But don't look
too close,
don't look too long,

for I am a model
of imperfection;
my profile, repulsive,

my smile, askew;
on runways, I run away,
on shoots, I die;

my make-up,
a paint by numbers set,
my hair, a clown's;

my mirrors all
face toward
the wall.

Copyright CrossConnect, Inc. 1996

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