Man Creates Ideal Woman

Man Creates Ideal Woman by Naomi Komatsu - photo by ZoeOppenheimer

Honeysuckle hair melts down her forehead
Caressing opaque cheeks painted ballet slipper pink
Hiding marble eyes stained powder blue
Plastered onto the
Papier-mâché girl.

Rosy crescents are upturned
Into an everlasting smile
Slathered onto the
Papier-mâché girl.

White, sticky drops smother the frame
Of individuality
As the manufacturer seals the wrapper onto the next
Papier-mâché girl.

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Naomi Komatsu is a first year student at Haverford College. She is interested in studying anthropology, political science, and health studies. She was the editor-in-chief of her high school literary arts magazine, and has been contributing to jGirls since her junior year. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with friends.
Accompanying photo: “Glitter” by Zoe Oppenheimer