Linda Lovelace’s

defunct
who used to
tame the writhe of great purple-veined
snake
and drink down onetwothreefourfive sips of sin justlikethat
Jesus
she was good
and what I want to know is
how do you like your porno queen
Mister Death

About David Citino:
David Citino is the author of twelve volumes of poetry, most recently The News and Other Poems (University of Notre Dame Press) and The Book of Appassionata: Collected Poems and The Invention of Secrecy (both from Ohio State University Press). Paperwork (Kent State University Press), a collection of essays, was published in 2004. He is contributing editor of The Eye of Poetry: Six Views of the Art and Craft of Poetry (Oxford), and teaches at Ohio State, where he is Poet Laureate of the University.