Reader Email Haiku: Turtle Skin

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The Jezebel inbox receives all sorts of interesting messages, from helpful tips to furious gibberish. Often, the missives strike us as poetic — in the chaos of the mailbag, we can find a sense of peace. As such, we have taken it upon ourselves to let some messages grow into the poetry they are meant to be. And we will do so by presenting them as Haikus. In today's installment, a PSA regarding a post entitled, "Disturbingly Tan Mom Arrested After 5-Year-Old Daughter Gets Sunburn."


Date: Wed, May 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Subject: over tanned 5 year old daughter - just a comment or two


I just need to say
that sun exposure can lead
to cancer of the

skin, and this can be
untreatable, also that it
coarsens skin, so that

the OK skin of
youth turns into a turtle-
skinned middle ager.

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