Aileen Wuornos

by Jonathan Riccio

Maybe it was my last name, vowel order abnormal

Grandpa Lauri
          my adopter my assaulter
          the way genetics cliffhangs you into place

Brother Keith
          cancer before fireworks when a man dies in July

Richard Mallory
          Clearwater Floridian
          geography ungainly where a woman self-wardens

Peter Siems
          the oldest at 65
          I before phonetically aged he

Walter Jeno Antonio
          could have been a Tony or a Gene
          the men we moniker

No clemency in female

The mystique a volition takes