Sunday, April 12, 2015

Amphitrite

     Painting by Daria Petrilli

When I went
to the doctor about
the growing lump in my abdomen
no one suspected I had an ocean in my womb. 
But
that did explain  
the leaking and the smell.
My uterus has become a coy (kio) pond; 
I am retaining water.

Of
course
the doctors
recommended
an immediate hysterectomy. 
But they were not sure if it should be done
by an OB-GYN,  or marine biologist, or ichthyologist, 
or some other –ologist altogether

I
decided
to wait and see.
Meanwhile, I’ve stopped
eating sea food and developed a fondness for kelp. 
Also, I’m considering a tattoo – maybe compass points 
on my right thigh.
After all,

I am
Mother of the Oceans,
caring for my realm.
I am
Goddess of the Waters
deserving your devotions
I am
Queen of the Seas
favored of all daughters
and all your marine dreams
reside in
me.



*Amphitrite: In ancient Greek mytholog Amphitrite was a sea-goddess and wife of Poseidon.  Under the influence of the Olympian pantheon, she became merely the consort of Poseidon, and was further diminished by poets to a symbolic representation of the sea.  -Wikipedia

24 comments:

  1. And I need to buy a big fishbowl for after the operation! LOL

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  2. what an imagination you have! Excellent!

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  3. Gonna need to do the operation in a pool haha

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  4. Vivid, extravagant writing. Fine work...

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  5. What a fantastic imagination ~ hope it is not a breech birth . . . :)

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  6. Thanks for this introduction to a great diminished lady-




    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  7. I loved the fantasy and your vivid imagination! ♥

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  8. A wonderful and funny poem with a delicious Mother of the Seas!

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  9. Clever, humorous, imaginative, & love the way you shaped the stanzas. The second stanza made me smile the hardest; I have several "eulogists" on my medical team these days. You rocked the prompt, creating a flawless response to the image.

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  10. ya know. the fact you call yourself the "other" Mary is intriguing to me. What other Mary should take precedence over these creative works? Ive yet to find that one. haha

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  11. A lovely portrait of ocean mother:)

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  12. Not always easy being a goddess, is it? This has great movement and the infinite swish of water in it, Mary--really excellent images you've chosen as well, and love how you get that fluidity into your language to wash your message in this poetic bottle ashore.

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  13. Wow ! Whered that come from ? The Compass is a brilliant image ... Hope you are well

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  14. liquid. a new favorite, Mary ~

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  15. Fabulous incorporation between woman and water. You took the prompt to full potential and it paid off wonderfully, Mary!

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  16. Thank you everyone. I appreciate that you took the time to read an comment.

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  17. This is outstanding, and so imaginative.

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  18. I love Greek Mythology and I believe you done a wonderful job of writing about the greatness of Amphitrite. Mother of the Sea to me has great importance considering water is so important. Lovely!

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  19. Clever and humorous...enjoyed...

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