What exactly does it mean
when the jar says,
“Apply a generous amount”
of this cream 
to the

I don’t think the FDA
or the EPA
or the CIA
or anyone
concerned with chemicals
and the human body
(Including my high school friend
MLM #ladyboss acquaintance 🙌)

Would approve of the
amount of cream it will take
to smooth out these worry lines that run
all the way back
to my mother’s mother
and my father’s mother
and their mother’s mothers
before them.