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Ishtar on Saturday Night

Ishtar on Saturday Night

Fatima hopes to play Ishtar in a modern
adaptation of “The Epic of Gilgamesh.”
As instructed she will remove
an item of clothing
upon descent through each
of the seven gates of the underworld.
But at the last gate when she is naked
death doesn’t wait for her
but rather lovemaking
with the Lord of the manor.

Ishtar is the projectionist
in the underworld Saturday Night movies
and DJ for the adjoining dance hall
where even women can be whirling dervishes
and Sufi dancing is for couples.
From there she hopes to be reborn
as a tour guide for the great Ziggurat at Ur
who makes cuneiform a first date topic.
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