Cracked Photoshop

Cracked Photoshop was her
fidus Achates [although she
knew
little about digital masks or
on-screen daubs & falsities
were
duplicated] – always laid on
separate layers & enough to
correct
fat chins & a puckered skin –
but not a true life [her skim
took
men as blind dolts] – A copy
is set by a plagiarist’s tools
over
an empty file – uncounted &
mis-aligned – all translucent
effects
are applied by mouse-clicks
across a constant emptiness
on screen