Monthly Archives: October 2012

Aphrodite worshipped

She often walks among us. In high heels or sometimes flats, because her feet get sore. Sometimes we feel a momentary awe rush of affection lust – the kind that steals up on us unaware until we sweat a little, … Continue reading

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Aphrodite Selfish

Sometimes she wrecks things just because she can. A goddess sometimes has to show her power. You draw that card – and lightning strikes a tower that tumbles. If you thought you had a plan it’s over. Oscar crazy for … Continue reading

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Aphrodite Feydeauesque

Gods chasing round Olympus with their dicks out, changing skins, becoming birds, or fucking trees, pursuing pretty boys, down on their knees for her, their dominatrix. Each one licks or sucks or plays the bottom if she says they should. … Continue reading

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Aphrodite Pieta

It did not matter who had sent the boar. There was no vengeance in her. Only tears fall where a tentative red bud appears drops of his blood turned flower. Nothing more not even wailing. Silence. In her lap he … Continue reading

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Aphrodite among the sparrows

She loves her sparrows, watches them all day. It’s her idea of resting. Feeds them grain. Smiles as they cluster round her when the rain is falling and she keeps them dry. Their play their fluttering so often turns to … Continue reading

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Aphrodite’s Beauty

She’s actually quite plain. It’s artifice that makes the goddess; she must sit for hours inside a maze of mirrors, take long showers that seethe her skin smooth. Special dentifrice so her teeth gleam like stars. Slowly she plucks her … Continue reading

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Aphrodite Inquisitor

She’d really rather never use the rack, thumbscrews or Iron Maiden, boot or whip. She likes to talk through each relationship forensically examine where the lack you found in each beloved seemed to lie. Does not assume the fault was … Continue reading

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Aphrodite Occupy

Her naked breasts our shield we march the street emptied of police full of her angry scream rage so intense it wakes us into dream. The rhythm of our chant has skipped a beat halted our stride. Her wrath is … Continue reading

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Aphrodite Baroque

You take it from the top. And then repeat with longer trills. Strings make a noise like storm – a cold high flute. Compared to it, you’re warm who otherwise would be harsh steel on feet. Your hair is high, … Continue reading

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Aphrodite Justicar

There is an awful silence in Love’s court each time that you return. Curtsy or bow because that is polite. You tremble now. This will not be as easy as you thought. A voice reads out your record. You betrayed … Continue reading

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