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Adrienne Veronese

Poet, Novelist, Author, Essayist, Humorist

LOVE ATE CROW AND I LET IT

(or... Love for Love's Sake, Ego for God's Sake)

If this is love, give me another metaphor

for Sisyphus rolling that stone uphill

to the feet of Prometheus,

only to watch myself devoured by crows

while repeating never more

again and again

forever

bound to these roles

of impossible analogies.


 

If this is life, give me another religion

where I am not the second-hand

servant to a golden calf

created in the image and likeness

of a character named ego.


 

If this is second chances

or third

or even fourth, if one can trust carbon dating

on any day that's not Valentine's

then give me the left hand of darkness

and let me be the one to slip a ring on its finger

and pronounce us complete in the eyes of the

lords of any town that isn't claimed

in the name of ego's chosen ones.


 

© Adrienne Veronese

14 February 2019

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