Zeus should have
No one likes
bones and fat,
Red with rage toward the titan,
the thunder god
like uncomprehending children,
for receiving fire.
is just a metaphor;
not for women, but for childish mankind
toying with the elemental force.
© 2014 Anne Campagnet-Reed
(For the final poem in my NaPoWriMo–National Poetry Writing Month–commitment, I decided to try my hand at the new Gogyoshi form: five lines, no meter or rhyme, concise imagery. In the above series, four Gogyoshi are arranged to tell a story, but each one can be read and understood as a separate unit.)