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Friday, August 07, 2015

Eurydice

Deep Water Literary Journal (Online)  August 2015

She goes to that dark land
of her own free will
and far too often.
 
She blames it on snakebites:
something inside writhes, closes.
Below, something opens
invites her in,  insists;
she does not resist.
 
In the morning, dazed,
apologetic,
she rises, stares
burning in the day’s light
she barely sees
then turns again,
descending.
 
I am no Orpheus
to follow her there.
I let her fall.