thought he wouldn’t seem as
absurd and comical
with a contact lens instead of a monocle.
lived on Corfu, or maybe Sicily or even Corsica.
She didn’t sign her work, through modesty,
but may be the real author of The Odyssey.
was told “Men are swine” by Nursie.
Growing up she thought, “To hell with metaphor—
literal is what men are better for.”
always wanted someone to seduce
but as his wife Hera knew his every whim
he turned into a bull or swan so she wouldn’t know it was him.