Caroline Weinroth

Caroline Weinroth is a writer and musician from Fairfax, Virginia, and a graduate of George Mason University. She is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band, Cinema Hearts. Caroline’s original songs, poetry, and writing have been featured on NPR, Washington City Paper, and Brightest Young Things. She was the winner of the Miss Mountain Laurel pageant, a Miss America preliminary, and will compete to be Miss Virginia in June 2017. Learn more at




Self-Portrait as Dorothy Gale


Magic cannot be contained

Within glasses of rosé

Or sepia-colored tubes

Powering the television.


If the eyes get too close,

They could go blind,

Or the pupils may dilate,

And suck in the photons.


I shall get my fortune told

On the second Saturday,

Every month. And I will

Never wash my hair again.

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