Telemachus Schemes, The Return/2 (poem)

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Jan Styka – Telemachus Invites Theoclymenus to His Boat

 

 

Telemachus Schemes

 

I planned to go & find him –

in my dreams a goddess

with long dark hair &

ivory skin faintly whispered

that he would return

 

I traveled but found

no word of him, just assurances

so I pace the walls of our palace

while fat old men

drink our wine

eat our food

lounge around

planning to covet my mother

in my father’s house

 

they pay no attention to me

I wander unnoticed

& unchecked

 

my mother hides behind walls

picking & unpicking at embroidery

there is nothing to do

but wait

 

my father left me for the wars

I was too young to join

now that I’m older

my mother seems unsure

of my intentions

 

every day I look

to the fathomless sea hoping

to see my father’s ship

negotiating the waves

 

one day I will find him

my time will come

 

 

Joanne Fisher

 

 

This is part two of my Odyssey Sequence.

Part One – Penelope Waits

 

 

This first appeared on my blog in February 2018.

 

 

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©2020 Joanne Fisher

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