Poetry by C. Christine Fair: Lady Lazarus
When these men tried their best to break
when even you believe you have been
Let your righteous rage rise up in waves
That wash over you.
Resurrect and revive you
Baptize you Lady Lazarus.
Stand tall and seize the space your
which they tried to deny you.
And as you glower down at these false
prophets quaking with fear.
Anticipating your retribution remember
Neither mercy nor magnanimity is imposed
Did they ever extend such graceful
courtesies to you?