beauty death poetry

cosmetology class

when applying nail polish

to the fingernails of a corpse

one should apply a single stroke

to each side of the nail bed

never requiring more than this

to prevent a clumpy appearance

the same technique is useful

on the fingers of a living person

2 replies on “cosmetology class”

Your word choice plugs directly into my senses. I’m right there watching you prepare a loved one for viewing. That can’t be taught. You have the gift.

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