Field Guide to Marie Antoinette, 1779
Elizabeth Winder

1. Her Capacity for Misprisoning

is not to be underestimated.
She is utterly without Perch.
We can't leave her lying there
And yet --

2. In the Nuanced Hierarchy of Favor

The Blood Friend
in your Livery is a startling

3. Preliminary to Guile, First Revision

She was cake she was
Emblem. Pear gold
and Modern.

That seems covetable, Error said.

4. Nantes, October 27, 1778. The Dawn

Frances Duncombe's carriage passes a royal coach.

Fir dark to [whose] skim