Zeus Behooved

in the daydreams of Zeus

the common enemy surfaces

omnipresent and hip

wearing the skins of heroes

he’s a vague monster detailing

the failed safety of modern technology

alongside the sin of presumption

impatiently explaining

how small-minded death undermines

the origin of evil

and the subtle notes of grace played

on the lye of tragic purification

all the while humming pop songs

whose c-sections are composed

of meaningless deeds

and domestic disturbances

[Hillary Lyon is editor for the small press poetry journals The Laughing Dog, and Veil: Journal of Darker Musings. She holds an MA in Literature from SMU. Her work has appeared recently in Red River ReviewFrom the Depths, and Shot Glass Journal. She lives in Southern Arizona.]

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