L'ODE DUR LA PEAU SENSIBLE

Walking down these 

    Paris streets

Reminds me of a line

    from Keats,

That lying truth-is-beauty scam

    (Poetry’s gorillagram):

The idiot savant

    Of such a rule

Must have gone

    To beauty school:

But if his witty rhyme

    Is right

(And the intellect

    Is based on sight),

The reality is that youth

    Must have makeup

On its truth -

    Le raffermissement

Du buste

    Au lieu de

Marcel Proust.