Statues (Draft 2)

Because a Senator
groped the woman,
responsiveness
had cascaded
doubling down
on icon mortality, and

Because a Senator
groped the woman,
in fall out, C. Doe was
sentenced to death
in absentia.

Her husband had been in the news
reading from scrolling words, as if
from Ancient Roman parchment
so he would never be a has-been
like the newsman that had
manhandled her dearest friend
a suicide on the career road to hell
where one doesn’t tell, but

Because of her minor rages
against minor men, she
had been sentenced to death
for her responsiveness.

She placed a wreath at
the Statue of Limitations
and escaped to her
Cassandra Islands
with a Siren Song

Statues (Draft 1)

Because a Senator
groped the woman,
C. Doe was
sentenced to death.

Her husband had been in the news
reading from scrolling words, as if
from Ancient Roman parchment
so he would never be a has-been
like the newsman that also had
manhandled her best friend.

She placed a wreath at
the Statue of Limitations
and escaped to
the Cassandra Islands