Half Drunk Muse Poetry


Adventure of Psyche on the Astral Plane by Richard Denner

Venus receives the file
on the Psyche case
from Mercury, S.I.D.

Squad detached to precincts
by Our Lady of the Myrtle
c/o Aventine Hill, Rome.

The Reward—
7 sweet kisses and 1 honeyed tongue
thrust, exquisite and delicious,
between the lips
for whomever returns the slave.

Behind the right ear of Venus
sits the Throne of Vengeance.

Psyche say she ain’t nobody,
but I say she ain’t ain’t nobody—
she somebody—cursed with beauty—
more powerful than the gods.

View bio for Richard Denner Published in All Poems 1999-2004

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Half Drunk Muse was one of the first poetry ezines. It was founded in 1999 and ceased publication in 2006.

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