To Lay With Aphrodite / by Sam Abelow

To Lay With Aphrodite. Samuel Abelow, 2018. Oil paint on un-stretched linen canvas, 48x36,

To Lay With Aphrodite

 

Charmed, might she be, by the song

Of a Dionysian prince, there is not

But the hint of sadness in their kiss,

Avalanching forth a fire-filled trance.

 

Reclining, she lowers her eyes,

Filling them with lavender amethyst,

Shifting them into an eternal midnight,

Rendering her captive into a mongrel.

 

Safely having reaped this harvest moon,

Aphrodite is engulfed in turquoise,

The tides of lapis having become his home.

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