Imitation of Sappho

Posted: September 30, 1991 in Poetry
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we know this much:
you are ugly;
we have the gods’
word for it; they too
would be ugly if ugly
was a good thing.

I untie my belt
hoping to see you ream a sheep,
but still you don’t come
and I go on longing.
you are invincible!

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