Ganymede

by Christos Polydorou

Outwit
love? Who
am I?

Zeus? God
of Olympus,
the all seeing

God, and I,
knows
I have tried

(to outwit love)
and deflect
the desideratum

and
take away
meaning

from
the indispensable
thing

reversing
the physical
and

the
spiritual
life

right
now:
so that

the body
could
quite

really
transform
into a tree

in any
moment
because

he
has
been

for a final
time
out-

witted by
love.
Zeus

knows. Zeus
can see.
Zeus

saw
Ganymede
from

up
there,
a beautiful

demi-god
of Troy,
and

sent
an eagle
to bring him

to himself,
to be a cup-bearer
to the gods.

Carefully
carrying
a cup

of coffee
up
the stairs.

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