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Laser Treatment

Chieli Florez

White walls watch me as I wait for my name to be called.

Ladies sit at the counter answering calls and checking in

appointments. When things slow down they go back to giggling

and gossiping: "Did you see the scar across their face?"

An older woman in the corner glances my direction as

she also waits for her name to be called.

I observe the posters across the room,

showing before and after shots of previous women.

Could that possibly be me? So insecure

I can't help but want to be done with this

place designed to point out flaws.