“It is the burden of life to be many ages
without seeing the end of time.”
–Jim Harrison, From “Seven in the Woods,” in Dead Man’s Float
Dawn pursues him–
Play me a song on your lyre.
Look at me! Over here,
I’m a goddess,
be with me, my dear.
I’ll be your wife
and you’ll be granted eternal life.
It will be grand–
we’ll promenade upon the strands
of space and time–
always in our prime,
oh, it’s wonderful to be a god.
Sorry, my mistake.
I was so taken by your beauty–
(remember that time at the lake?)
I forgot to ask that you
be given eternal youth.
A sad truth, I’m afraid,
you’ll have to be brave
to see many ages
without seeing the end of time.
I’m not sure I can bear it—
but I’ll see that you have some care
when I have to lock you up away somewhere. . .
Ah, how we gods suffer
the curse of the divine.
A bit of fun this time for Jilly’s 28 Days of Unreason based on Jim Harrison’s poetry. Today is Day 5.