Medusa in Drag

by | Poetry, Winter 2023

When she took the stage
We shrieked like little lambs
Suckling vodka teats
Glitter gauzes to fill
Our patchy coats
She sang sequence
Shiny Shania
Bright Britney
Metallic Madonna
Coated the lounge like a cornea
We were the pupil taking it in
Frozen before our queen
Stone cold in a jumpsuit
Sermon of illusion and crystal
Her moves caught light
Combusted, so hot
We didn’t think to blink
And the snakes
Oh God the Snakes!
Were the last thing we saw