Bootstrap, Pyre, Shattered Teeth
Blame it all on frenzy, or the calamitous prophetic
the boot came down again, and again.
Someone said stomp, a crowd gathered,
What outfit is appropriate, what shoes
for such a day.
Apollonia had her teeth pulled
with pliers by one account,
another had them shattered
boot strap black.
Someone likened it to a soccer ball,
how her head was lifted from the pavement,
saying something that sounded like chastity,
or maybe it was pyre.