What Mrs. Mussolini thought of Mr. Mussolini
The tales she tell her friends
Little limp slicker in the bed
Dreaming blood-red holocaust and nightmare
And family nights full of festive frivolity
As another Jewish gladiator to the lions.
Crime and Misdemeanors those years of shame
Crimes and weapons of mass destruction:
Hitler, Himler, Stalin, Auschwitz, Poland -
Full of pleading and needing Moses
To RISE from sleep/weeping with the fathers.
Seems just after he touched her
With his death-hands
Just after he kissed her-
His lips dripping blood
His body having raped and pillaged
And poisoned and experimented,
Tortured and enslaved.
Well Mrs. M says to Mr. M
She failing to get a rise
And I am told, with great worship in her eyes…
"You the man, baby, Oh, YOU, YOU THE MAN"!