I am a Woman burdened early on with Virtue
- they supposedly cleanse me of age-old sins.
And I, a priestess of wanton libations,
Hecate, Astarte of sexual love and demon lore,
in a male-conceptual world.

I am a Woman long encumbered with Guilt
- there is not only one side to sins.
And I, given to Unchastity,
with years of hating and cursing,
the source moral and immoral,

I am a Woman wrestling with the wound.