Monday, 31 October 2011

Athena Revisited

Athena – eyes of copper flame
Spirit pluming gold
White skin, the whiteness of vengeance
Sculpting beauty out of madness.

I etch myself a song,
Pretending not to watch
Athena decorate her masks,
Unfold her cotton black across
Her terpsichorean thighs,
Unwrapping the frills of her womanness
And her lips like scars
On a cigarette kiss.

Athena – loves in Lapis Lazuli
Wraps you in her Titian cloths
Her heart a church of terracotta
Where you can stroll with Jesus
Among the garden leaves.

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