Written in response to our prompt ‘devilment’. We will be sharing a piece by someone in our community each day this week in the lead up to our Issue II announcement next week.
Gods in Love by Mini Babu
In my portion of the universe,
young females are forbidden
to step out of homes while dusk,
lest they fall target to amorous
gods wandering the earth at that
time betwixt day and night to
spot virgins in their entire spell
along with the downing sun.
And every woman, I affirm
did step outside the threshold
while dusk seeking her god
not once but numerous times,
crimson and burning in love,
just to sight a god in human form.
How could Zeus guise himself
Other than the swan?