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Christina: Salome
'Salome' by Henri Regnault, French. Oil, 1870

SALOME

You're a wicked child
And slightly wild,
Dancing with cymbals
and bells
too beautiful to gaze upon.

Herod's daughter,
were you so unused to rejection,
did you need so much affection
that you would act, on a whim,
with such treachery,

as to cause the beheading of John?

©Copyright May 2005 by Christina