GODDESS

Dyed your hair

and painted your face,

created you

for their image:

a false idol

in human flesh.

The woman

was worth

far more than

their charms,

but left to crumble

like the forgotten marble

her star was forged in.

Creatures as these

are never ment

to suffer

such human coil long:

Painted and died

as one

of their idols.

05/16/04