Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Libitina, the Roman Goddess of Corpses,
Wishes to announce that, a misprint,
Has made her the Goddess of Corners.
She finds this rather a relief.
For some time, as Titus Livius notes
In his great History of Rome,
She’s been restive; corpses have complained
That their prayers are frequently lost
Or answered inappropriately.
Sacrifices to her may be offered as usual
At her temples. Her priests will still
Sell funeral supplies and pinatas.
She is open to suggestions as to what
A Goddess of Corners should actually do.  

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