By Andrea Quinlan
In a red riding hood,
The poker faced daughter searching for the wolf in disguise.
With hair frizzing out of the oven like flames,
The witch with bad girl meat.
In Scarlet to meet the Queen,
The Queen herself.
Bird Nest Hair
Crystal Glitter Gauze Chain Mask Sequin
Pearls and purple teardrops stuck to cheeks
Blood spurting over a bodice of white lace.
They take away her dress
She has nothing to bare
Barbed wire heart on pillow
Yellow tape branded body
Leopardskin Antlers Lamé Armour
Platforms Plastic Peroxide
Lipstick Appendage Glasses
Eyes Skin Bones Glitter Gloves
Masked in mirrors
This reflection reflecting
Here I am
The Queen of all the little Monsters.
Author Bio: Andrea Quinlan has an MA in Art History. Her work has been published in Defect Perfection Literary Review.
"[Gaga Stigmata has] very modern, edgy photography to free flowing, urban narratives without censure to analytical essays, et cetera—like Gaga, imagination without ... limits. And the beauty is that anyone can submit work to the site, so artists and writers from all over the [world] have joined this experiment." -The Declaration.org
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