Blanche is a very old French nickname that means “white, fair”
it is pronounced “BLAWNSH” but between us
we said “blanch” like
to quickly boil and
food in an
I say I wear sunscreen everyday because I’m staving off wrinkles.
I am just trying to stay fair.
I say I endure a cold water rinse at the end of a hot shower
because it keeps my skin smooth
and my hair shiny.
I am just trying to blanch.