Call of the Paper Dolls

cardboard cutout
mail order
bride

arrives in mail,
painted rose only on
only finished
side,

doll comes with bulging bust
duster and some vile attachment
calibrated for my worst detachments
and maximum suck thumb n’
weep enjoyment,

but it’s all one big sloppy kiss
with denial’s bitch anyway,
now ain’t it?

image: https://diycraftsrecipes.com/jointed-articulated-paper-dolls-folk-art-paper-goods-hand-painted-victorian-fairy-the-faery-ball-17-by-girlwithflaxenhair/

image: https://www.amazon.com/Skeleton-articulated-painted-movable-vintage/dp/B078S22FJG

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