Medusa, the marketeers paraded you
up and down the red carpet
snapping photographs

to appear the next day on CNN
and Entertainment Tonight,
social media clamoring

for another look at your shocked face
and the hairstyle (the hairstyle!)
(does anyone know

where she came from?)
a beach babe Babylon
in the Coliseum

raining down from the upper decks
to the bullpen,
a performance piece

posted on a thousand
Facebook pages. Medusa,
all the stars are trembling trending tonight.

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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