‘Green Queen’



Black on black on black on green,

green like the green of an envious queen

who wears the crown as she drowns in self-loathing

and dares to frown in a gown contrived to belie the power posing.

Pull back the curtain on necessitated self-esteem

or be certain in a sending to the guillotine.

Plebs plead, fleece and pilfer just to get a glimpse of the debs

as they wince at life’s boring routine; it’s obscene,

a lame attack.

Green on green on green on black,

black like the black of a necrotic claque.