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Alex Conall, social justice bard ([personal profile] alexconall) wrote2013-09-19 08:54 pm


"Anaktoria" has now been posted on [community profile] poetree.

My Tori's face won't launch a thousand ships.
She's no Anne Hathaway or Tyra Banks.
I would hear one sweet word from her lips
and sing to Aphrodite with my thanks.

Which Muse inspires Tori, I know not,
but surely she's the greatest of the nine—
just see the intricacy of her plot,
admire how her careful syntax shines.

Some men would say how beautiful the fleet
that sailed to kidnap Helen from her Troy.
Some men would praise the military beat
of drums and step of boots as men deploy.

I look at Tori when I want to see
true beauty. Tori, artist, can create.
An army is meant to destroy, not be
a tool to build. But sadly, Tori's straight.

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