Camera Cracks

Julie Anderson © Antione Verglas All Rights Reserved

She wants to turn on the camera.
Needs to turn on the camera.
Must not turn on the camera.
But feels compelled
to hide behind her mask
of peacock feathers and rage.
And dance,
dance for nameless, blameless faces,
who fill her up with money.
The closest thing to love she knows.
The girl with wild eyes is forced.
Forced to drown in bills and popular culture,
that won’t permit the existence
of wicked angels and feral lovelies.
We need our cherubs and angels
shaved, showered, dyed, and scented
with overpriced Victoria’s Secret products.
Otherwise, they might just start slipping

Rebecca Charlotte

Rebecca Charlotte is a recent graduate of Westfield State University, a small liberal arts school in New England, where she majored in English with a concentration in literature. Currently, she works at two libraries. By day, Rebecca is a nerdy librarian, by night she is a nerdy librarian who devours books and superhero shows. Her work has appeared in BUST, elephant journal, Her Campus, and will be included in the upcoming issue of Doll Hospital Journal.

4 thoughts on “Camera Cracks

  1. Rebecca CharlotteRebecca Charlotte

    I’m glad you liked that line My Inner Chick 🙂 they were especially fun and true to write! Sad as well.

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