Monday, June 24, 2013

THE ERRONEOUS THEORY OF VENUS’ ENVY

It is such errant nonsense
That Venus is not happy
The way she is

The only little whiff of
A half-joke-mock-complaint
I’ve ever heard from her
Is that
She thinks
“It’s not fair
Adonis has a weathervane
And divining rod and I don’t
I’d love to be able to tell
Which way the wind is blowing
Or where to find water
With so little effort
Any given time of day”


Previously published in "The Writing Disorder"