BY STEPHANIE VALENTE
it will only happen during a supermoon:
i promise, there are fields + wine + men
that you wish you could possess or become
you haven’t figured that part out yet,
maybe one day you will
after your palms crack, asphalt bangs
up your legs & there’s a point to lost
summer evenings where you wept,
but sweetheart, what if i told you
there was enough death in the air
except for this one, last bite?
IF YOU EVER NEED TO SUMMON ME, START WITH THESE 10 INCANTATIONS OR PHRASES
does this dress come in black?
this calls for coffee.
i don’t smoke, but who has a cigarette?
my dream is to be surrounded by puppies.
everyone is so dumb.
let’s get pizza.
thanks! i bought it for $10.
i mean, don’t you agree?
i need to exit this planet immediately.
Stephanie Valente lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is a Young Adult novelist, short fiction writer, poet, editor, content & social media strategist. In short, she wears many hats. Especially if they have feathers. She is the Founder & Chief Editor of Alt Bride, Fashion Editor at Greenpointers, Associate Editor at Yes, Poetry, Social Media Manager & Columnist at Luna Luna Magazine, and Style Blogger at Kitschy. Some of her writing has appeared in Bust Magazine, Electric Cereal, Prick of the Spindle, The 22 Magazine, Danse Macabre, Uphook Press, Literary Orphans, Nano Fiction, and more. She has provided content strategy, copy, blogging, editing, & social media for per’fekt cosmetics, Anna Sui, Agent Provocateur, Patricia Field, Hue, Montagne Jeunesse, Bust Magazine, Kensie, Web100, Oasap, Quiz, Popsugar, among others.