Drugstore Mascara

Principle: keep it cheap. First dates
Are unfortunate, but still the need to impress
Effortless, beware
People come in too many flavors
To judge your order from the menu
Description: long-lasting, waterproof, resistant
To change, the moment when
The night needs to be cleaned from your eyes
Like a watercolor drop in a fresh glass.

Alessandra Davy-Falconi is a phoenix who recently completed an undergraduate degree in history while working full-time in corporate America; in her leftover time she writes, makes art, and reads as much as possible. Her work has previously appeared in Litbreak, Flash Fiction Magazine, Philadelphia Stories, and Strong Verse, among others. Look her up if you’re curious.