Poem inspired by Playlist for the Apocalypse by Rita Dove
Cleopatra, Vintage Vixen, Empress, Hera, Party Girl: Dip deep, my darling. In the midst of horror we feed on beauty. I head uptown in my undercover power-suit (all wisdom is an afterthought) Everybody's got a pair of fat thighs- either a tease or a tramp, a lover, or a wife, golden gobbets of infuriating foolishness. .