Odysseus

0 Mythical sirens seducing sailors. In Homer's Odyssey.  Credit. David Parker/Science Photo Library

Bereft on the sand

he pleads for the tide to return,

soothe his wounds and take him away.

He calls to the moon

but the sea steals his words.

Bared to the wind, face scored by storms

his hair lifts and strays like the listless Sargas…

A Vanished Friend

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They told me horses play with balls

kick them, chase them

so I gave my horse a white one the size of her thighs

rolled it over the rye towards her

she raised her head for a moment’s surprise

then turned away

buried her nose in the t…