A week of poems: Bill Manhire’s ‘Mrs Zeus’

 

Mrs Zeus

In her dream she lived in a high apartment
with a few small children. She looked down at the rain.
Gulls fought over bread, over the alphabet.
Her new husband walked to work every day.
Lucky man – he hated driving.
She had only married him to change her name.
Mrs Acorn! She would always be first in the queue.

 

© Bill Manhire 2016

 

 

 

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