Day 23 Ekphrastic Challenge, My poem, Casandra

Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

Inspired by all three images for today.

Casandra

No one listens,
none believe
my auguries, the dreams
in crystal, upside-down

temples, cities, walls atilt,
a second away from tumbling
into the sea

as they toast from the precipice
at sunset, the sky blood-red
and the wine,
spilled

as I tremble, a cup plunges into the sea–

the fish swim on unconcerned–
I see their eyes, their eyes
meet mine
eyes on eyes

as I fall
in a vision.

But I am a woman, chattel,
a prize of war.

No one listens

I am once again participating in Paul Brookes’ April Ekphrastic Challenge. Each day, I will post my poem(s) here. You can see the art and read the other responses by going to Paul’s site here.

The artists are Gaynor Kane, John Phandal Law, and Anjum Wasim Dar. Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring art!

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