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why i advise against plastic surgery, a poem by Tracy Mishkin

Editor's note: Today is World Plastic Surgery Day

why I advise against plastic surgery
by Tracy Mishkin

Hey, purse snatchers!
I’m Princess Scarface
of the Amazons. No bluff
no buff no polish.
Come on, muggers! I’ll bare
my teeth and hiss
offer you a sharp kiss.

Bio: Tracy Mishkin is a call center veteran with a PhD and an MFA student in Creative Writing at Butler University. Her chapbook, I Almost Didn't Make It to McDonald's, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014. Her second chapbook, The Night I Quit Flossing, is forthcoming from Five Oaks Press. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.