Odysseus (For J.J.) by Deirdre Hines

It was a joke, or meant to be funny
although I think when what fell from above
(a grapefruit jambed in our front door)
undid story from fable,wrote itself-
like Chicken Licken you thought the sky was gone
a four year old world toppled to the floor
(a less than round yellow alien world)
“That codology always ends in tears”
Despite our mother’s mantra new eyes looked
(and nothing seemed as it had been)
Instead a switch was made, the tide’s roar,
a wave’s curl, the Grail beyond the g;ass:
The day the sky fell down upon your head
The moon’s ship to two blue whales was wed.

Deirdre Hines's first collection of poetry "The Language of Coats" was published by New Island Press in 2012. It includes the poems that won the Listowel Poetry Collection Her work has been published in magazines as various as The Bombay Review, The Lake and Deep Water Literary Journal. You can hear her read some of her work by clicking on the Youtube link on www.deirdrehines.com

Deirdre Hines’s first collection of poetry “The Language of Coats” was published by New Island Press in 2012. It includes the poems that won the Listowel Poetry Collection Her work has been published in magazines as various as The Bombay Review, The Lake and Deep Water Literary Journal. You can hear her read some of her work by clicking on the Youtube link on http://www.deirdrehines.com

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