Summer 1961 • Vol. XXIII No. 3 Poetry |

Jupiter and Io: These Older Nights

These older nights you look more closely at your lover, Dis: -interestedly, -passionately, -cover The fact he's getting old and fat all over. No more the god—but still, no more the rover. And in the bathroom mirror lurks another, A queer resemblance, at first glance, a bother, To one not you and young, nor quite that scold, your mother; A something in between—with something, still, not either. The Argus eyes that watched the gentle heifer, The jealous eyes that made the creature suffer, They're shut, and we are meadowed peacefully forever, I, old cow, and you, by Jove, a duffer.

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By David Posner

These older nights you look more closely at your lover, Dis: -interestedly, -passionately, -cover The fact he's getting old and fat all over. No more the god—but still, no more […]

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