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For your the princess in fairy tale
Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick
THE VOLUTE OF ATHENA'S PILLAR
Keith Moul (way back)
In her scroll the marbled future can be read,
while I see her in low relief, crying;
I can hear her torment; she is dying;
beneath the weight of Hymettus, she is dead.
The obscurely simple lie of presence;
it is not now what is, or what should be,
that lingers, seldom fervently, with me.
I do not know of time, but only sense,
spiraling through that senseless mass
for which they have lived, dying all, alone;
an emptiness, left never to atone
for loneliness; to gratify, all pass.
The Middle Chicken