Raven Hair

“Raven Hair”
Cream City Review 41.1
Eds. Loretta McCormick, Ann-Marie Blanchard, Jenni Moody
April 1, 2017

First Lines

Spring

You were the wolf, the witch, the unnamed monster in the woods. Instead of blood offerings, the townspeople left you woven baskets full of waxy red fruit. I left myself: red cape and fiery virgin blood.

I was the one who lifted my hand and knocked. I had black hair, dark as a raven, and the dress my mother had sewn for me. You saw me just the same: my already curving hips, my waiting breasts.

 

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