Head-Spinning Looks. Shop new leggings, scarves, and skirts.

one layer gone the light and dark will always be me

I know of the art deco pick a part mirror
and the get up to the cock crow thrice

Alexandre Dumas
painted with words a man into an iron mask

Yin and Yang beat the (daily) blues
out on Hopi drums

Strip it back to film noir
a real scene on the Orient Express

I willed my eyes
to the valley of stolen dreams

I watched Sarah offer Hagar to her husband
and the primordial mound grew from her stomach
___________________________
perhaps I am
the forever
black patent leather boot marching
fool
seeing things not there
staying as a child-woman
leaving as woman-child
breathing and eating cave dust
licking phantoms off my skin
smelling lilac
in the unpredictable
___________________________
do I have a choice?
Crazy.
I don’t possess all ghosts
Rattle.
___________________________
If I write of
The child in my eyes with floral flourishes
The sweetness of a first kiss on a bed of heather
The pretty girl with Dorothy lips
The way you could slowly undress me

It would make one sense
But
Would it lift you into the real me?

one layer gone the light and dark will always be me

Lisa  Jewell

Joined July 2007

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