Coyotes Howl in Fallbrook
Dressing for the Holiday Tradition
By Lisa Ratnavira
Put on the war make up place each black lash perfectly coated in perspective smile with painted lips lubricate the lies enjoy the enemies
adorning matching wire bras red lingerie beneath bold crosses lying between cleavage revealing their duplicity.
Powder painted cheeks embellish false joy toned legs slip into each stocking yielding the survivor’s flight tendency
Flaunt jewelry for the parade for purposes of show, not sweet emotion high heels to project a slender image illusions of height to match the allusion of family
Emotional arrows hit the armor woven with mixed matriarchal messages step with the security that the hours will pass by
excruciatingly slowly and then you can exhale the toxic gathering.
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦Lisa Ratnavira’s work has appeared in a variety of literary journals, including Poet, Bereavement, Lucidity and Limestone Circle. She has published two chapbooks: Maiden, Mother and Crone, with Rachel Harding and Kate Harding, and Traveling with Pen and Brush. Lisa directs the Hidden Forest Art Gallery and lives in Fallbrook, California, with her husband, Gamini, a renowned wildlife artist, and their children. Their work appears on www.gaminiratnavira.com. Lisa can be reached at email@example.com.
Image by Betenoir via a Creative Commons license.