“Candace Camera, My Favorite Drag Queen” by Beverly Fesharaki


Candace Camera, My Favorite Drag Queen

His dramatic shape           
shoulders wide enough to support tears           
legs from here to heaven           
arms reaching to an audience in awe

His compulsion structures           

sustains the force of the She
life size large
from Barbra to Bette

the magic of his design
takes us where idols dwell
makes us believe lies true

we laugh
we dance
we want to touch her

Beverly Fesharaki

Beverly Fesharaki lives in Mukilteo, Washington, and is a member of Inscape Poets in Tacoma and Sundays at Vio's in Seattle. Her work has been published in Wrist Magazine, Poets on the Coast, 2014 (The Museum of Northwest Art), and Women Writing: On the Edge of Dark and Light (Pilgrim Spirit Communications, 2015).

Photo Credit: Staff