‘Mycenae’ and Other Poetry by Toni La Ree Bennett The Society December 5, 2012 Poetry Mycenae Passing through the lion-headed gate, years fall from her shoulders like heaps of old rags. Even in the innocent daylight, she clearly hears gory echoes reflected in time’s murky mirrors and, like courageous Cassandra, she, too, fears the scent of centuries-old blood which still gags. Passing through the lion-headed gate, years fall from her shoulders like heaps of old rags. Note: Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 km southwest of Athens. Losing You in the Maze I did not expect, in such a wilderness, this irrational apparition, a 3-D maze, a game designed to test my cleverness, a trap exposing eccentric witlessness. This literalization of mutual malaise I did not expect, in such a wilderness. Apathetic alleys ignore my urgent SOS, abandonment another way to paraphrase a game designed to test my cleverness. Quickly, you find your blessed egress, leaving me behind in a puzzled daze. I did not expect, in such a wilderness, to win a game so flagrantly meaningless, a game played out at the end of our days, a game designed to test my cleverness. No expectations left of winning praise, awaiting nothing but your smug gaze. I did not expect, in such a wilderness, a game designed to test my cleverness. Toni La Ree Bennett attended the University of Washington (Seattle) where she received her Ph.D. in English. Her work has appeared in Poemmemoirstory, Puerto del Sol, Hawaii Pacific Review, Journal of Poetry Therapy, and Viet Nam Generation, among other publications, and she has several poems included in the anthology The Muse Strikes Back published by Story Line Press. She is also a freelance editor. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.