March 2018

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By Gershon Maller

After Euripides & Ovid

I laced her poison dress with sorcery 
and, to avenge my lover’s betrayal,
plunged my blade in tears of filicide.
Yet, my universe is beyond good 
and evil which I transcend as fiction;
I need no twitching thumb to foretell
the tragedy of the divided heart; a human 
folly of syntax that bisects I from thou.
All life now free-falls over the abyss
created by ironic sapiens whom devour 
the singular world that succours them.
I walk through empty forests; fly in foul air.
My natural world is brutal myth; yet will
survive the stench of your extinction.