I know what I do / I
do it

knowing what I am: man
no doubt about it

                             I don
a woman’s panties, bra, slip,
nylons, skirt, blouse,
earrings, wig, and high-heeled shoes,
I smear my lips with lipstick, my cheeks with rouge

and flaunt myself in public
where every step
thrills with danger, courts

outrage  /   few men
are man enough to overlook: this
choice of dress  /  this dress
shocks more than stripping bare: