Published January 15th, 2024
by Shauna Checkley
Threads weaving through skulls
Roof tops of the head
Black, white, gray, and red
Helen in her bedroom looming
Like a spider, spools beside her
Fierce beauty so preternatural
These fleshy plains so actual
This weaving, leaving Troy,
Winding and unwinding in a
Tapestry to rival the Bayeux
Helen's first appearance in The Iliad
Not the battlefield fear she had
But a woven basket of tears.
About the Poet
Shauna Checkley resides in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Read the poet's biography on Shauna Checkley's Artist Page.
This poem is included in Comet #1, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.
Previously published in Edmonton Poetry Magazine:
by Michelle Prodaniuk
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