Review of The Myths of Girlhood, Christine E. Ray

Everyone has the capacity to write. Some people write uplifting messages in greeting cards. Some people write hilarious commencement speeches. Some people write like their entire existence depends on it and in doing so etch their soul into the stars. After reading Composition of a Woman, Ray convinced me she was the latter. The Myths … Continue reading Review of The Myths of Girlhood, Christine E. Ray

Vigil

The book had been upon your lips for weeks. It was shrouded in your love, your admiration, still unclear to me. In lonely bookshop wanders I thought of you. Of the book, its title and the way your mouth navigated the sounds, soft and hard. It lingered in the corners of our conversations, presented itself … Continue reading Vigil

Kerry

Her face wobbles, held up to a mirror of rippling water. The gilded edges glint against glistening pools of fear above her cheeks.   Her face was lit, with a bouquet of roses and coral. Adorned with emerald pearls piercing the fog between them.   Her hands shiver, shaking and stirring mystery which smothers. Skin … Continue reading Kerry

Lousy

He sat and told her to be lousy Be awful, incongruent Be the girl she saw everyday The one she shuns in the mirror. The ordinary one, who clocks in and out Of work, conversations and friendships Who runs more than she fights Rolls her eyes before she listens. He sat and told her to … Continue reading Lousy