I remember when her
footsteps tickled the stairs,
her waft of citrus perfume
caught me unawares,
and her fingers entwined with mine.
Oh, how we giggled!
Then we grew up;
we out-climbed Jack on his beanstalk.
Older girls now, we sit and talk
about the first time we kissed,
how she grabbed my fat chin,
her hand the claw of a songbird
and her breath apple-sweet.
Our eyes meet while we recall
how it was all
us, being girl rebels.
Alexandra Elizabeth Harrison: I am a twenty-five-year-old Canadian writer and editor. I graduated from MacEwan University, where I received the Medal of Academic Excellence in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications and contributed to two student anthologies. I have published work in Grain Magazine, QWERTY, and AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review.