Don’t Look Back: A Poem

“I can’t live

without her,”

Orpheus said.

 

“To me she is

everything.

All music, poetry.

All beauty,

all life.”

 

“Fine,”

said the King of the Dead.

“Take her and

don’t

look

back.”

 

“Take her

as she is,”

said the Queen of the Dead.

“Begin anew.”

 

And so they left the Underworld,

arm in arm,

hand in hand.

To the very

edge of dawn.

 

And Orpheus said,

“Why did you leave with that satyr

anyway?

Am I not

enough?

Are you that much

of a flirt?”

 

When he turned around,

She was gone.

 

I thought this was going to be a short story. Turned out it was a poem. 

Hope you enjoyed it!

PS. Myth of Orpheus can be found here.

 

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