marie magdalene

Slender Nipples Menstrual Liberty

I dip the AHCA in
a bowl of mary magdalenes
menstrual blood and
rubbed it on my nipples.

a baseball game is on
slender mannequins
lob soft apple pies
trying to run to the
other side of history.

a cold beer in a cold economy
no wonder lady liberty cries.

Western Mythic/Literary Archetypes Associated with the Signs

Aries—Ares, Athena, Adam, Lilith, Samson, Lancelot, Xena

Taurus—Narcissus, Adonis, Io, Edenic Eve, Snow White, The Evil Queen, Isis, Theseus, Edenic Adam

Gemini—Hermes, Castor & Pollux, Cain & Abel, Puck, Eris, Juliet, Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Enlightened Eve, Tinkerbell

Cancer—Greek Noah, Themis, Osiris, Selene, Heracles, Biblical Noah, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Derceto, The Fairy Godmother

Leo—Helios, Ra, Artemis, Hestia, Solomon, David, Morgain, Bathsheba, St. Genevieve, Tom Sawyer, Arthur Pendragon, Dorothy

Virgo—Prometheus, Hephaestus, Hermes, Demeter, Pandora, Cain, Mary Magdalene, Wendy

Libra—Apollo, Aphrodite, The Fates/Muses/Furies, Lucifer, Medea, Circe, Astraea, Ishtar

Scorpio—Hades, Satan, Persephone, The Sphinx, The Beast, Alice

Sagittarius—Zeus, Dionysus, Hera, Lady Godiva, Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre

Capricorn—Cronus, Pan, Rhea, Azazel, Moses, Titania, Mother Goose

Aquarius—Uranus, Ganymede, Hebe, Eos, John the Baptist, Merlin, Salome, St. Ambrose

Pisces—Eros, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Amphitrite, Jesus Christ, Mary, The Muses, Ondine, Uncle Tom

Viktor Vasnetsov, Maria Magdalene (mural for St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Kiev)

The red egg comes from an old Christian legend. Mary Magdalene was invited to a banquet held by the emperor Tiberius and, holding a plain egg in her hand, proclaimed “Christ is risen!” The emperor burst out laughing, saying that a man rising from the dead was as likely as the egg turning red in her hand. Before the words were out of his mouth, the egg was a brilliant blood red, and Mary continued preaching before the imperial court.