Athena Meets the Morning Manhattan Rush

no baskets no clay to potter no fire no splendid meat to sculpt
no plow no healer no worker no foresight
no sting of victory or comfort to soldiers
no cunning no hospitality no maidenhood no flute

hot dogs from the umbrella-ed vendor
newspapers blown by weaving gusts
blinding glass
don’t walk
hot morning asphalt up her Gucci-clad bare feet and skirt
taxis honking construction workers whistling at her wisdom
O, Αθηνά, σώσε μας με τη σοφία σας!

derivative dreaming executive meetings
hedging parthenon treasury
key to the washroom
stock-optioned parachute
hair twinkling in Aeolian wind
Corinthian-helmeted proud horsehair
glorious tapestry tucked safely under her arm
she meets morning Manhattan

© 2012 Terry Gloer

Athena Meets the Morning Manhattan Rush

tgloer

Joined December 2011

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