Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Libitina, newly anointed Goddess of Corners,
Has sought advice from Alpnu. Some time back
Alpnu transitioned from death goddess
To a goddess of sex (no kidding –
You can go look it up. I’ll wait here).
Her habit of greeting the newly dead
Clad in sandals and a cape and nothing else
Apparently inspired some drunken versifiers
To send her their improper prayers
Written in impeccable dactylic hexameters.
Their lives were no more fortunate
Than those of most poets who drink too much
But they’ve had notably happy deaths.

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