• Vol. 08
  • Chapter 08

The Curtain Opens

Under the bright lights,
we become
someone better.
Exaggerated make-up,
colorful eyebrows,
giant, glittering earrings.
Frilly dresses
held together
by frayed thread, glitter, a promise,
and one simple snap.
The trappings of glamour
glisten in the bright lights,
shimmer in the standing ovation,
disappear when the curtain drops.
And yet,
here, on the stage,
we become