Not quite human was what they whispered . . .
Some called her daughter of the djinn.
Old Adam's first wife, others muttered . . .
Immortal, she returns again.
Wicked stepmother in grim fairy tales,
All of history's evil queens,
She-wolf, Jezebel, Medea . . .
Stalking through our midnight dreams.
Honing her lipstick to the killing point,
La Belle Dame sans merci paints her smiles.
Blood-dark kisses stain forever
Those lost souls by Lilith beguiled.