Brave Odysseus far from home as seas
of sand were turned to glass turned to glass the
superheated sand: July 16, 1945. Brave Odysseus
far from home, flung far from Sunny Ithaca.
Far flung from home at craggy Ogygia
Brave Odysseus pacified, slept in nymphal
limbs far from home from Sunny Sunny
Ithaca. Odysseus was far from sand superheated
revealed by Dawn her rosered fingers now curdled
now curdled as seas of sand superheated turned
to glass. Shone in curdled dawn at dawn shone
isotopes in bodies irrevocable now unrecognizable.
To flung Odysseus brave and far, Shining Brightly
Athena speaks you will not know it when you return.
Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 19, Issue 2.
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