Wife of Brain

by Anne Carson

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don't say you weren't
expecting a volcano those
red wings
that not even bad love can tame
must signify something's
about to go up in flame or
(as Proust says) be
eternalized in pleasure
like the men
in a Pompeian house of ill
fate yet fame
is not ill
for all

Last updated August 19, 2022