HelenHelen11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We used to joke about Helen and
the boys from Troy
who fought a war for her beauty
[I never told you this, but
you always looked like a Helen to me]
then one day like duckling turned swan
you gazed in the pond, flapped your wings,
and were gone.
I, shuffled my feet, stiffened my gaze
and tried to hold on.
[a shimmer] a distant blur...
so I remembered us the way we were.
A goddess and a mortal boy,
arguing about the fall of Troy.