Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How to Walk in Stilettos

photoart: ralph murre

How to Walk in Stilettos
by Melissa McGraw

Begin with stiletto heels in versatile black. Back straight, abs tight, shoulders back, breasts up, eyes on your admirers. Depending on lighting or the cycle of the moon, lift your chin or glance sidelong through dark fringe. Place one stilted step directly ahead of another. The parentheses of your hips will embrace forest fires blazing at dusk, tsunamis crashing on granite shores, applause for the Sunday matinee. Stop and cock periodically, as at the end of sentences. Avoid ellipses. Strut. Your slim daggers will pierce soft earth like earlobes. Better than the hearts of lovers.

~ first published in Anthills