Poems of the Week

The Revenge of Minerva

by Bruce Bennett

A marble statue of the Roman Goddess of Wisdom “that greeted students at Wells College
for more than 150 years was accidentally decapitated in the scramble to close the institution
forever… an unavoidable metaphor for the angst surrounding the institution’s sudden closure.”
—The New York Times

A Lady is missing her head.
You’d think she’d be mercifully dead.
But no, She’s alive
and mad as a hive
of hornets, so you should feel Dread!