Things go wrong and my nails change colour.
Pinks Nails and Turmeric
"Madame, a manicure?
May I suggest a hue?
This soft pink is right for you."
"Madame, now they're varnished you may leave.
Touch nothing hard, if you please."
"Oh no, of my nails I'll take good care.
For dinner tender meatballs I'll prepare
With turmeric - such tasty fare!"
The mince and spices mixed by hand,
Things don't go as planned.
Aghast, I bawl: "My nails are YELLOW!"
Though rather deaf,
He hears me bellow.
Comes quickly, my good fellow.
I show my hands to Jeff.
"My lovely wife, what ails?"
He sees my nails and wails,
"Oh my, this is a curse!"
My lips I purse.
"It's just a touch of turmeric!"
"My darling, that is even worse!
Quick, call the doctor, call the nurse!
(Pray God, not a hearse!)"
"No! No!" I burst.
There's turmeric on my manicure."
"Turmeric from Manipur?
Are you sure?
I've heard there's an Hispanic cure."
"Jeff, my dear, the cure's well known -
All I need is acetone!"