The Eagle of Prometheus: A Poem
You swooped in
like the eagle of Prometheus
on silent stealthy wings.
You blew in,
in through my doors
and the walls of my life,
at the speed of a hurricane
and with hurricane-force winds
tore down the shutters around my heart,
and tore it,
from between my grasping ribs.
You let my liver be —
but, oh me, I drowned
my sorrows in liquor
when you flew on your eagle’s wings
like a caged bird
glad to be free. My heart
in your talons,
you took a piece of me.
I like writing poetry about love because love is an incredibly universal emotion. For this reason, I can rest assured that people will relate to my love poetry.
The first poem about love I shared here was “Curtain of Desire,” which you should give a read if you liked this poem. I write about both the good and bad of love. “Curtain of Desire” probably falls on the good side. For some more of the bad, check out “You Ruin Me.”
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