Metis

Metis_moonTurned fly
then swallowed

by her husband

she no doubt mulled annulment
from inside his belly.

She could have wallowed
encrusted with his innards

but
smart mother
smirked

and spent the darkness
forging her daughter’s armor.

What else could she do to pass the time?

She made it double-thick.
Maybe she sang a few old war songs.

And she didn’t flinch
when her girl Athena
charged out of Zeus’ skull

not dainty
not amenable
not cheerful

coated with her mother’s courage
and battle-ready.

1 comment
  1. Lorien said:

    Very nice! Love this. Athena is my favorite Greek Goddess.

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