The Art of Being Regal by Steve Brightman

The girl with refinery eyes
quietly tucked herself into
far corners of the world,
folded herself into thirds,
caught the slow cool winds
of the Himalayas between
her third and fourth fingers.

She told anyone who'd listen
that she knew every king and
not a damn one of them was
much to look at most days.

Being regal is a parlor trick,
she said. With enough practice
anyone can pull it off, she said. 


Steve Brightman lives in Akron, OH. He firmly believes in two seasons: winter and baseball. His book "The Wild Gospel Of Careening And Other Sermons From The Rumble Strip" was just released by Red Orchid Publishing.