Overexposure On A
Magazines after raised circulation
Decked with models they think most appealing
Merely generate mild irritation
When it’s clear what it is they’re revealing.
Whether languorous, muscular, ditzy,
Strong and silent, demure. sentimental,
Or suggestive, i.e. bum ‘n’ titsy,
They display far too much that is
Why this boom in bared teeth, all Macleany?
Why the photo-shopped grins that
Why must faces, both time-touched and teeny,
Get reduced to a glistening
Can it be that the image-controllers
Assume none of us buy printed paper
Without first seeing canines and molars
Being flashed by some gloss-coated
On a panel the world flocks to honour
Who charms with her tight-lipped
Yes, it's L. da V.'s Louvre-hung donna −
Those cover-mouths too deserve closure.
If you have any comments on this poem, Jerome Betts would be
pleased to hear from you.