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Ariadne and the Minotaur by Elizabeth Ballou

Ariadne and the Minotaur by Elizabeth Ballou

Poetry, Vol. 7.2, June 2013

And someday we will remember that, after all,
they were two surges from the same tide:
brother and sister, bull and girl, allies
untangling labyrinth-shaped childhoods.

They have waited and will wait again (his human hand
memorizing empty walls, doors without locks, stairs
to nowhere; her cadaverous fists clutching at the balcony rail)
for the promise of white sails grown hazy against
the knife of the horizon. Atonement –

– a bronze sword, a dawning sun, the bitterness of blood
staining dark a ball of thread.

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