Meat market

World peace,
Body glitter grease

Spidery eyelashes,
Silky sashes.

Snapping jaws,
Taloned claws.
Endless rounds of
Canned applause.

Aging MCs,
String bikinis,
Double Ds.

Bare,
No pubic hair.

Performative,
Heteronormative.

Scrutiny of femininity,
Chastity?
Sexual availability?
Virgin/whore dichotomy.
Seductive,
Reductive.

‘Beauty Diversity!’
‘Miss Congeniality!’
Fluttering eyes,
Feigned surprise.
Sashays and bouquets.

Streaming tears,
Blazing smiles,
Pearly white veneers.

Beauty queens,
With silicone dreams,
Gyrating.
TV screens,
Salivating.