*Amidst the
Ruins
Of a
House
You
Thought
Abandoned
You awaken
Cackling,
Breathing
Ghosts-
Mother
Daughter
Screeching
Laughing
Drag-Queen
Prancing-
Long dead
Dance-steps
Amidst
Cat-shit
Filth.

Faded
Photos
Broken
Hats-
Arabesques
And
Bitter
Dreams,
Screeching
Mother/daughter-
Memories
Of better
Days
You sit
Imprisoned
By the
Sun-
Remembering
The daughter
That you
Once
Made.

Fleeing
Into
Nightfall,
Pursued by
Screeching
Voices-
A witch's
Sabbath
Amidst
The
Ruins,
Madness
In a once
Fair
Place,
With
Drusilla
Laughing
In your
Face.

*Grey Gardens is a real place, as are Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, mother/daughter and Jacqueline Kennedy's dirty secret buried in the Hamptons: cousins living in the filth of a decaying mansion, while the money intended for their upkeep was funneled into her education and upbringing. The two women had show biz aspirations at a time when women of their status simply weren't supposed to and paid dearly for their efforts to break out and be their own people – their stifled creativity and other issues rendered them Black Sheep in Black Jack Bouvier's family – divorce, insanity, and other scandal. A 1970s filmmaker, documenting the houses in their neighborhood as they were being demolished/renovated accidentally discovered these two forgotten relics of better days in what he thought was an abandoned house, and documented them in the film, "Grey Gardens". Look it up in the Criterion Collection, I kid you not!