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Minotaur I

Esther van der Vyver - 2011-06-14

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Minotaur I

I thought you were the Minotaur
Shoulders steaming
Against the heroic passageway
The elegant violence
Of your dumb body
A rippling freedom under the skin
But you were faun-featured
Your priapic burden
A centre of sorts
A wasted glory, its time past.
You did not have the heft
To run me through
Nature meeting nature
In a faceless release
The lumbering burden of those shoulders
The dark gaze
The snorting weight
of this nine-year consummation.