In response to “Glenda” by Hilary Jackman
Turn to the left please. Thank you.
(indeed this is a perfect specimen, such balanced features
the picture of health, epitome of femininity
creamy complexion, hair of down
poised decorous virtuous)
Turn to the right please.
(something is amiss)
A brighter light please! (most grotesque
a distended wound, she sweats putrefaction
look at those chunks hacked from the ear!
lack-lustre hair drifting to the floor)
Contaminated, I regret.