(Poem) The Gudrun of El Paso by Gloria Manthos

"Johann Heinrich Füssli 047" by Henry Fuseli - The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - File:Johann Heinrich Füssli 047.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

“Johann Heinrich Füssli 047” by Henry Fuseli – The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – File:Johann Heinrich Füssli 047.jpg – Wikimedia Commons

She sits half listening
to the sing song of Spanish words
that flit so easily
from birds who never
left their nest.
Happily caged.

Her mind conspires against itself,
her heart, betrayed.
Brittle organs burdened by brittle bones.
The beginnings of decay.

She seeks comfort in what was once familiar
but is still a stranger to it all.
Nothing is the same.

Roots. O Roots! She pines and pines
for life’s lines of breath
that still the ground.

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(Poem) Salvator Feminus by Gloria Manthos

Jupiter and Calisto by Caesar van Everdingen (1616/1617–1678) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Jupiter and Calisto by Caesar van Everdingen (1616/1617–1678) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

No plaisance, all innocence lost

The reality of the beast

makes the grandeur of real men

even more mythical.

Consent

a myth itself,

legendary- the boundary which separates man from animal.

 

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(Meet Mago Contributor) Gloria Manthos

Gloria ManthosGloria Denice Manthos travels by any means necessary.  She writes, sings, dances, plays music, and climbs trees. She lives without air conditioning and chain smokes while contemplating love. She reads the cards and charts the stars. Read more at confessionsinpeculiarity.blogspot.com.

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