Patti Smith is Back in Boston By Sue Ann Connaughton

Patti Smith is Back in Boston
By Sue Ann Connaughton
                           
She rumbles
in a tattered tuxedo
Bohemian brat
cresting new waves
with a once-lost crowd
that sways in place
on the beersticky floor
she swears, croons
she spits so sweet
this is Paradise
for the darling
of the demimonde
 
Smith after Mr. Smith
emerges, bewitches
enkindles her muse.

***
This was first published in Every Day Poets.