My myths
have talking ducks and dogs
mice
making Roman arches in the baseboard
burglars
wearing masks and striped sweaters
runners
spiraling trails of smoke
lovers
having heart-shaped hearts.
 
And these figures
speakers in balloons
two dimensional
sub-or super-human
are as meaningful to me
as was to any ancient Greek
the swan that ravished Leda.

(2007)

Reprinted with permission of "RE:AL," Austin State U. Vol.21

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