“They ask her to identify certain constellations. They make her perform complicated dance steps in her wet shoes. She asks for a pair of socks and they prod her with the jawbone of a horse. It raises certain questions. The social worker behind the counter puts a pencil in her black hair. She is beautiful and smells like the sea.”
—Rebecca Loudon

I want that perfume.

Wait, here it is. I have it. & it is beautiful. a private work of art on the inside of your wrist.


About lightseydarst

Originally from Tallahassee, Lightsey Darst writes, dances, writes about dance, and teaches in Minneapolis. Her book Find the Girl was published by Coffee House Press in April 2010, and her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She also hosts the writing salon “The Works”.
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