Jody Azzouni

Poetry

Modernizing Apollo

Originally appeared in Artword Quarterly 14, Fall , 1998
Added 2/22/2020
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Modernizing Apollo

Poem | Jody's Notes

 

Only three-headed Ozone

guards us against Photon’s

 

rage; even muscular Night wears

startling Photon under his skin; the

 

worshipful Moon

glows in her blanket of cloud.

She sleeps with Photon.

 

And those of us who kill

Photon, who feed his

Multicolored blood to Ink,

to Shroud, to Shadow

 

we have no grey

to console us.