Salome

Sometimes she’s Salome

Or just another jezebel

in the endless parade

and she falls like the stock market

and you rise like unemployment

and sometimes she falls but no one catches

her

she falls because she’s unsteady

never learned to walk before learning to fly

strange little bird that she is

when you let her out

of her gilded cage

she just goes looking for other nests

never learned to spread her wings

never learned a lot of things

still somehow she knows too much to be useful