wicked alice| winter 2009

Nicole Zdeb


Canonical Ingredient of Beauty Numinous

 Clarissant   Soredamour   Leinor


Narrative literature prefers blondes,

though some elegant women

were very brunette.

Laudine is blonde; servant Lunette,

excellent brunette, a simple product

of nature and circumstance.

Laudine sat with western humorists,

men of this world with a vengeance,

round cast iron stoves while they told

tall tales growing taller with the telling

and, in higher spirits than ever, historical

jokes.  It was conspicuous to Lunette

that Laudine was out of her league.