“I am Lady Macbeth, trade milk for gall
Lilith and Eve, genesis of downfall
Wicked Witch of the West, stuff of nightmares
The Evil Queen, murderer of the fair
I am Cruella de Vil; psychotic,
Murderous, hater of dogs and laughter
“More women have been lost to marriage than
To war, famine, disease and disaster”
I am Medusa, Martian man-eater
Pandora, a curse on humanity
Mother of Wrath, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Pride,
Zeus’ nine muses of Lust and Envy”
When a girl is born, she is told to repeat the above without bias.
She drinks the poison and like lambs to the slaughter,
It binds to her blood and spreads like a virus
Into stolen smiles in the mirror and her own daughter.