In black
Leather
And studs,
Drusilla
Dances,
Triumphant-
Pierced lips
And nose
Defiant
Against
The moon
Her mirror,
As serpent,
Tattoos
Black,
Purple,
Scarlet,
And green-
Writhe 'round
Dead-white
Hips and wrists-
Shaved scalp
In diamonds
Rainbow
Dreadlocks slice
Whiplike
Through the air-
Arms
In fishnet
Spread wide:
The others are
Gone:
Father,
Lover,
Grandmother-
At long last
Drusilla…


Is free.