June 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

he mentioned the disembodied /
ever so lovely head, inspiration for Aphrodite’s opera /
Aphrodite goddess Aphrodite /
dead lending her beauty to marble, oh /
how I will (if I can get ahead) /
entertain myself in Museum Scientifica /
a shrunken head perhaps or the /
dehydrated corpse of an Egyptian patriarch /
here we have the elusive squid /
elephant ivory, a kite headed cobra /
and certainly inserted in stuffed head of ape /
deceptively sparkling eyes, like those of an installed Shah

(c) 2014 Fred Whitehead


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