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Chimera, Thalia, Erato, my muses

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“Out and beyond ideas of wrong and right doing,there is aplce. I’ll meet you there.” _Muwlana Rumi

While I write 

Chimera:

_A thing that is hoped or wished for but in fact is illusory or impossible to achieve.
—&Θ&—

“She’s not “maternal,” she’s dangerous.”

                       —Jamaal May

Chimera

BY VIEVEE FRANCIS

“I have no charms. Admittedly.
No gold comb can move through
This mane. My skin is not translucent.
Mine is a tail to fear. I know.
And though a mother may destroy,
She too sees fit to create beauty
That would eventually grow into forms
I would swallow if I gave in
To my hungers. But, up from my wounds—
From this goat’s body—
Up from my wood-smoke lungs, from
The milk of me, comes a song, a melody
To open yours, then lick them clean.”

My Muse, She said I said

My nights are more beautiful then yours_
she said

Then fallen asleep in Morphée’s arms

I hate you Morphée, I said_

you have no charms
you steal my beauty from me,

of her dreams a trophy you made

how sweet sorrow and dolor I dreed

I wish I could have been with her

in her mind and in her dream instead

We have all the Eternity to sleep

Then we will rest as time elaps

Now that I am left with my muses

while my beauty gently sleeps

looking at her as hours leaps

Calliope, my dear

my muses I south you 

Thalia, you laughing behind your mask

I know life is a comedy

you used to play people from dawn to dusk

and my sadness amuses

Mélomane, I don’t want a tragedy

for a wish from a witch is not that I ask

Alas am I the prince Valiant

a toad in disguise 

Venus the evening star so brillant

or Diane the lone hunteress

you witness my distress

Clio, Erato, please help me write

these fleeting memories until twilight

Another day another dream, for tomorrow

Will be to live in pain until the night

A kiss, a wish, with such delight

my beauty, a tale to write

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