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Sharon Needles

Sharon Needles

Insert contacts: make eyes bright icy blue.
Show starts in 45 minutes.
Saffron and almond scents from hairspray
creates an aerosol atmosphere that hangs like manufactured snow.
“The time has come for you to lip-sync for your life.”
In this world, RuPaul is both god and goddess.
Lightly apply eyelash glue until tacky,
blowing carefully upon it, then sticking
another piece of the illusion on.
Eyes open, eyes shut. A flutter, then they adhere.
Androgyny is the new world order.
Now, let the face bake.
The mask of makeup heats on the skillet of ivory.
Pair of hose, sequined dress, six-inch pumps.
This kind of drag is no different from any other–
Although perhaps more honest.

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