What next, wanton prankster? Rethink your odd display. An ass rules the woods; lovers want
Jilted girl, can’t you see? You cry over a guy who lost his vision long ago.
Your mate desires to best you every which way. Your dead friend’s child he takes; your heart
Cupid— wounded flower, loaded with love-at-first- sight nectar, you make only sad
Eager to play all parts, you cannot be contained.
Monster? Joyful stealer of scenes?
Mary Vermillion is a novelist and a Professor of English at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She and her husband, Benjamin Thiel, just finished writing a dual memoir about his gender transition. To learn more about Mary's writing or to read her blog, please visit maryvermillion.com