Down in the Mouth
And the job is only half finished.
On paper, the worst is over, smaller niche players
are contributing to that.
A new Spanish-language spot shows
a group of men playing dominoes
like leaves on the sea announcing landfall.
Why the yo-yo move? Why,
it is hard to tell where to begin.
At the best, we can scarcely make our faces passable, though
we torture them with a thousand slops and washes,
and even thus we have much ado to get the man to care for us.
What will become of her then that wears a thicket upon her face?
“I will have mine plucked off hair by hair among the Moors,
rather than not free you from yours.”
But have a care another time of sporting with justice;
for you may meet with some in an office, that may chance
to break your head, while you are breaking your jest.
I have told you the truth; which will always prevail
over falsehood, and rise uppermost,
as oil does above water.