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Iím not sure I could stand to save the prince

could I stay awake

I would kill the suitors

to save my life

But I will not marry

to save theirs

Call me vain and lazy

But itís the gods who close my eyes

sweet relief in slumber

beauty rests divine

Would I had a hatchet

to split this carven bed!

Twenty years of waiting

of sleeping alone

My husband is no longer mine

He sleeps away with nymphs and

whispers in their ears

The sea is his lover as

war and words and gold

I am strong as this olive bed

And as unused

I could cure my affliction

But the gods keep me still

 

~Copyright Robin J. Kniskern 1998~

 

20-Oct-2003

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