There’s a vamp on the loose
dressed as a paragon of purity.
She’ll try to wear your face
and walk it to Martyrville.
Martryville’s a place where
you’ll overdose on do’s and don’ts
and after you’ve blown all your fuses
you go to a Lady of Peace place
to make it all get better.
Here you’ll find you can sleep
even while you’re awake,
They’ll give you three squares a day and
all the stupor soup you care to drink.
You can visit the pool at 10:00 and 2:00
after all the pills have swallowed you whole.
If sitting numb in the sun seems trite,
You can go to arts and crafts,
or watch a movie on mind control.
And… when you get all better??
You can return to Martyrville –
But you won’t.
© DiAnne Ebejer