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Please, not again. Not another grand dame:
“Magdalena Weeping” or “Ophelia
Drowning” or “Cassandra Telling the Truth”
Of course she’s telling the truth, she’s fucking
Cassandra, asshole. Where’s “Venus Shitting”?
“Cleopatra’s Last Belch”? “Ester and Ruth
Eating Pork”? (you know they did) “The Nausea
of Eve”? Nausea of us. Save us from lame
observations. Trite verse we already
have heard. Selling yourself for sex is fun.
Sniffing glue actually works. Chastity
sucks dead man’s balls. Love’s a bitchin’ suntan.
I’d trade ten years of poetic license
for crack-cocaine and good health insurance.