Mona Lisa, mona linda, O emblem of western beauty! A hundred greedy eyes rest on you, Drinking you in.
Crowds and crowds gather To feast on your unsmiling face, Your stiff posture, your Lifeless gaze.
Within the golden frame you are Frozen in time And unable to escape those relentless gawks.
Life imprisonment With an audience of 2 million.
Adoring fans, passers-by Cry out in praise! “Beauty, beauty, beauty!”
Do they know what they see? Bland Western beauty standards served up on a plate.
Fresh from Ireland and ready to eat. Dreams of wealth and success Wrapped up in pale white skin And short blonde hair.
"mona linda" is Spanish for "pretty blonde". I recently moved to Colombia and am pursued by these shouts, accompanied by stares wherever I go. Another product manufactured for male gaze. These shouts are my punishment for having the audacity to be alive and walk down the street.