Sunday, November 1, 2020

Tori Amos is my fairy godmother

it started with your hair
that unrepentant mess
of fiery curls, and the way
you gyrated your hips in
that Crucify video, Tori

you haven’t aged a day since

some pick guitars, but you
picked 88 keys to tame
and when no one else
could understand my wild
teenage heart, somehow
i knew you would

*Published in Periwinkle Literary Magazine Issue #2 (Wonderland)