Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hot Tears

Hot iron striking
Zeus demands more
Thunder and lightning
No time to find her

Unfaithful bride
Loves all but he
Nowhere to hide
Ares and Aphrodite

Lovers caught in the act
Brought before all
Cooler heads transact
To spare Hephaestus from a brawl

A bride returned
To an unhappy husband
His affections spurned
Only fire obeys his command

His disgust in hiding
As his bride’s belly rounds
Hot iron striking
Anvil pounds

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I posted this over on my other blog Nightmare of Daytime with a haiku attached for a Haibun, but I liked it alone so much I wanted to post it over here and link it to dVerse's Open Link Night.