Skin deep..

Wish I could channel my hidden diva in such a way

That my inner beauty would shine every day

And all the external processes of beautification

Would be rendered unnecessary, with resultant simplification

Of my life, oh what a joy it would be

To be able to get some time free

To spend with my family, or perhaps alone

Maybe another skill I could try to hone..

*

Many times I have tried, in feigned confidence

To go without make-up, get over the pretense

Of dyeing my hair that is greying fast

But ageism is deep-rooted, youthful looks must last

Sadly, even professionally accomplished women are expected

To be well-groomed and impeccably dressed to be respected

Therefore one look at other women and I lose my resolve

To appear in public without grooming in a way that involves

Spending precious time and money to look presentable

That deep-seated insecurity rears its head in a way regrettable

**

Thus lacking courage to go ungroomed I spend

Precious hours in a salon, contrary to what I intend…

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