How to make this meaningful
and clearly about you -
These are not possible selves you like;
these are not alternat[iv]e versions of me.
These are pictures of impossibilities.
There is dressing up in your absence. There is too old now [for now].
Your skin is not milky or porcelain, paste or paper
(But it IS one or all. I’m choosing better words for you. You deserve).
You are stretched over yourself, your frame of face
Pointing the way,
To more gloss.
Your hair leaves no room for movement
But you are a head in a jar with unattended, buoyant limbs,
Lacking power over their placement,
They float alongside more bobbing and bobbling
As you pass and pinball.
to Yours truly.