These are linked poems created week by week for a year, inspired by the book No Choice But To Follow, and the poets therein who did it first.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

May #3

Moonlight becomes her

The worst of alien overlords
twirls her moustache
and smiles lopsidedly.

It took many years to
perfect that smile,
without it no archenemy could ever
hold their head high.

The moustache arrived with no effort at all
the only tricky part was
deciding to embrace it rather
than depilate. 

There are more
satisfying targets in life
and snide looks make it easier
when culling is required.

Whatever set her on this path to begin with,
she is happy now at the top of the tower,
finger on the button, deciding the game.

Heroines are for fairy tales and stories,
nothing to do with real life
and that suits her just fine.

— Michele Brenton


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