‘Lucky Fact’, Stefani Cox

Illustration © 2020 Valeria Vitale



 [ Dark Puppets, © 2020, Valeria Vitale ] she asks
what makes a monster
and i say teeth, meaning
fangs      one yellow
               one white

its scales      purple
red               green
black and blue
all at once, it
lights gas      and
plays in the shadows.

smoke spirals
dark puppets
up tent walls
if you raise an arm
      it does the same

calls
your soul so soft
you think it’s static.

the beast lives within
a body.
a body
not the beast itself.

lucky fact
            about monsters
            they disappear
under light of day

crowd. community. fortress.


© 2020 Stefani Cox

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