Wikipedia Poem, No. 428


“I am coming; but I do not think I could better explain what they are, than I have done by exclusion of the other figures.” Socrates via Valéry

sly i
the poet
meant to say
as in copula
or contains
particles and determines
its simplest yet
most meaningful verb
twined around sappho’s
esophagus the symptoms
a poet’s symptoms
manifest in the divorce
of stratonice
stratonice of syria
queen of the seleucid empire
from 300 bc until 294 bc

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