Author: Maria McKee
As the lyrics “Salvation so bitter sweet
the taste brought fear to our tongues”
blare from monitors on either side of the stage,
Abigail Adams levels three people with a spin kick.
Aaron Burr falls to the ground holding his ear and attempts
to crawl out of the pit, blood stains following
on the black concrete floor.
Her hoop skirt umbrellas around her waist
as she hate dives boot first into the face
of Thomas Jefferson, pushing his teeth
to the back of his throat, causing him to choke
on his egoist tomfoolery.
Corset loosening, she breathes easier
as she head crawls toward the stage, eager
to grab hold of the mic from Alexander Hamilton.
Sweat flies from his forehead and his eyes widen
in surprised satisfaction at her tenacity. Abigail piles on,
and is immediately suffocated by tank tops and cut-off
camouflage shorts following her lead.
Impressed by her technique, James Madison makes Abigail an offer
to join Brothers For Life’s hate-moshing, hardcore jamboree.
She leaves and heads to The Coney for a milkshake.