netting over her face,
wearing cashmere and lace.
She carries her amber globe,
and her apothecary jars
of arsenic, hemlock, and belladonna.
All the ingredients for the ‘Widow’s Kiss’,
and placed in a poison ring.
Each of three services provided for a price.
Each woman choosing her need
from Madame Lenormand.
Linda Imbler has four published poetry collections and one hybrid ebook of short fiction and poetry. Her newest collection is due
out from Soma Publishing in late October. She is a Kansas-based Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee. More information
can be found at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com.