The Gift

Cassandra listens
To the words
That mean
                     Nothing
That mean
                     Everything
To him

What the god
Has given
Cannot be
                      Rescinded
Only
          Ruined

She tastes
His seed
Christ’s vinegar
On the
              Cross
Licks her lips
In wonder
Wounded
                    Lost
Nods and
Smiles and 
Never says

Go
     Go
          Go

©S. Rogers 2008

2 thoughts on “The Gift

  1. Jeffrey says:

    “Words that mean nothing; words that mean everything.”

    This is sometimes the paradox we find ourselves in when trying to make sense out of what we have and what we don’t have.

    I thought this was a very strong opening stanza.

    And from there, the poem just gets intense.

    Very powerful.

  2. catgem says:

    thank you, my friend — is so good to see you here 🙂

Thank you for letting me know you were here.

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