Mythic Love


If Prometheus fires your heart with love so late,

how long in Pandora's Hope could you wait?

Let bolts of Zeus's thunder your heart break.


If I were felled by love again,

Eros would need a mercurial arrow

as Apollo played electric guitar.


If I am to be crushed in love

I can linger no longer for Chronos --

his millennial blow's too slow.


If love would snarl my heart once more,

Artemis should set her hounds

on that petrichor scent not yet wet.