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Me Too, B.C.
“Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it
looks through men’s eyes while deciding.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo
is the latest of powerful men
who take advantage
of young women within his sphere.
Eleven of them have come forward
to hold his feet to the fire.
But that would not have
bothered Hades much,
who has lava slippers
and a flaming robe.
His once pale skin
from when he lounged
in the court of Zeus,
was molten red now,
His carnal lusts
have made him
grow long horns.
Even before his banishment,
he had his eye on his comely niece,
Persephone, who had blossomed
a lovely ginger lassie. Finally
his lust consumed him,
and he emerged from the underworld.
Persephone glanced up
from her gardening:
“Oh hi, Uncle Haddy...long time no see.”
Hades: Damn, you have become the most
beautiful woman I have ever seen.
Persephone: Why thank you, Unk--you
make me blush like a school girl.
Hades: I must have you.
Persephone: Now wait a minute. First off we’re
family, and Daddy may have something to say
about this situation.
Hades: Fuck my brother, grabbing her roughly
my the arm; Zeus can visit Hell if he wants to
talk to me. He’s the King of Nothing down there.
She screamed as he tore her dress and dragged
her into his cave. Zeus, after a time did intervene,
but in typical Male fashion he partially blamed
his daughter for her predicament. His decree was
unfair. He decided that she would spend six months
in the underworld, and six months on earth--thus
creating the seasons. Persephone was just
another young woman complaining about her
treatment by men, not listened to, and not
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