Poyetry

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Demeter at the ICU

Demeter sits in the waiting room of the ICU,
Exiled from her daughter's side.
She came to bring 'Seph back
To the sunlit lands Before dark Pluto could have his way.

But the techs want no family looking on
When they intubate the patient,
So, silent, the goddess sits,
Demoted from Olympus. And yet...

Still she strides down Hades' halls,
To wrestle Death himself for Persephone's soul.

Betsy McKenzie 5/24/2012

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