Her drawn on eyebrows will stay put with setting powder until the blaze crawls up her body. She had drawn herself with flames at her feet in her sketchbook many times. She first knew danger as a child. She wore it like a stolen dress. Precocious children are often alone. Margaret […]
MEG JOHNSON is the author of the books Inappropriate Sleepover (The National Poetry Review Press, 2014) and The Crimes of Clara Turlington (Vine Leaves Press, 2015). Her third book, Without: Body, Name, Country (Vine Leaves Press, 2020) will be released on September 15. Her poetry has appeared in Hobart, Nashville Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Puritan, Sugar House Review, Verse Daily, and others. Her nonfiction has appeared in Bust Magazine, The Good Men Project, Ms. Magazine, and others. Meg started dancing at a young age and worked professionally in the performing arts for many years. She received her MFA from the NEOMFA Program and has taught writing at various colleges. She is the editor of Dressing Room Poetry Journal and has served as an external reviewer for University of Akron Press. She was recently writer-in-residence at Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts.
Sasha Velour as Joan of Arc
by Meg Johnson
Women with platinum blonde hair, cream colored sweaters, light tan pants, lie on beds with white sheets, no blankets. Brunettes wear thong bikinis, have their nails done, do handstands. The redheads are slim with large breasts. 1 in 4 people are vacationing in Bali. It’s been five years. You overslept again. Style an overhead […]