This poem is taken from Stand 237, 21(1) April - June 2023.

Ricardo Pau-Llosa Two Poems
Persée et la Gorgonne (1902)
    after the sculpture by Camille Claudel

It was I who needed armor—the writhing insufficient
for fear to outrun lust.  Prey monsters
hunger, which dreads its meal’s escape.  The lamb
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