memorial for a brilliant woman

Saturday, April 03, 2004

April 3rd

One, Two, Many

Treachery comes in threes,
like celebrity deaths, genie’s wishes,
and broken dishes.

When the other shoe has dropped
there is still the phantom foot left
to reveal the ugly sole, then kick.

Cordelia was no saint, nor victim-
her very show devotion’s lie exquisite-
attractive pain (self-righteous bitch).

Protest too much, deny thrice,
marry as often as you can.

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