Flood

Liquid gushes out of drains
and fills up gutters.
Is Zeus dozing
in the bath again?
I imagine him luxuriating,
how infuriating:
while rain bursts river banks
and breaches dams,
he rests his divine head.
I wish he’d shower instead.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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Zeus’s Bath on Mount Olympus, image found on Pinterest

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Fashion Me Your Words to: stretch the imagination

This weekend, Gillena wants us to stretch our imaginations and ponder a natural disaster, past or recent. She wants us to tell her what role we think the gods might be playing in that particular natural disaster. She has shared a poem, ‘Tremor’ by Melissa Allen as a starting point.

Our poems can take any form but must be one hundred words or fewer.

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24 thoughts on “Flood

  1. This is Hera’s lament, Zeus snoozing in bath while water floods the world. And a wife would harp upon the alternative of the shower. This poem rings especially true in the flooding in Texas while Harvey slumbers in the empyrean tub.

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  2. I liked the humor in this, too. Yeah–that Zeus, probably fantasizing about the next woman, and whether he should be a bull or a swan.
    We have family in Houston that we’re worried about. I wish Zeus would shower instead, too!

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