Of Hesiod’s Works and Days

(Only Hope was left within her unbreakable house,
she remained under the lip of the jar, and did not
fly away. Before [she could], Pandora replaced the
lid of the jar. This was the will of aegis-bearing
Zeus the Cloudgatherer.)

 

Words spit
like shaving cream —
they rise from your palm,
cool and foamy,
impossible to put back
in the can.

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About Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner
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2 Responses to Of Hesiod’s Works and Days

  1. Definitely a MUST love; especially the italicized portion in parentheses. I have read it several times and find it oddly comforting. Toni

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