Nancy Spero worked herself to life.

Churning through the mayhem done to women
is the self-possessed

integrity of Lesbos, without
patriarchal lesions, ties, woman in love with

feminine dynamics.  The dildos are aswim
in the Dionysus.

The male is a lake of bathing female serpents.

Aug. 2000

Poem by Clayton Eshleman ©2000     Artwork "To Sappho, Lesbos, Greece" by Nancy Spero ©2000