Lizzie

from Stray Dog Sessions by Laura Joy

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Lizzie had bright red hair
worked at a hat shop near Leicester Square
stood up a tad too straight
her eyes shining, face striking, skin fair
“Must be the devil,” they said, “Stuck up unlucky red.
Must be the devil,” they said
Dante could capture light
flick of his wrist made canvas ignite
he sought colors and focus
thought art had grown blurry and trite
One look at Lizzie's hair
he saw beauty bright and raw
one look at Lizzie's hair and he saw
Calling her his muse
his queen, his dove, a holy thing
beneath his art and poetry
Lizzie wedged her heart
and she waited
she patiently waited
while Dante painted
Hair crisp like apple bites
faded into the summer nights
blended into fall
Lizzie took the laudanum she hit the wall
her hair stayed bright red
the light in her eyes fled
her hair stayed bright red but the light had fled
They cared too much about what people'd say
what they thought art was for display
not so for love
rarely their love
never their love

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from Stray Dog Sessions, released February 23, 2018

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Laura Joy Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix-based singer-songwriter Laura Joy has been known to quell dark, angry bars full of ornery old Irishmen with her brand of acoustic pop. Laura’s percussive finger picking and buoyant voice have graced audiences from as far as the Sun Belt to the streets of Manhattan. ... more

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