The Price of Beauty

Art by Ariel Cruz / Poem by Lori Minutoli Lipstick smears across her cheek Her tiny fingers can’t hold steady Still she paints the required mask  Bold eyes make men and women look Plump red lips brings them closer Smooth cheeks makes them touch  Everywhere this is the message From toddlers to teenagers Models toContinue reading “The Price of Beauty”


Art by Richard Goulis / Poem by Lori Minutoli Chosen to be Condemned Planted as seeds of desire His curious mind entwined In the idea of complexity Wrapped in natural tendencies Reaching for independence  Striving to be free They just wanted to be free To grow naturally in their own beauty But he weaved theirContinue reading “Condemned”