Cupid Raging at the Heavens
What? Struck by my own arrows?
What sort of trick to play on the son of a goddess?
I never asked to be immortal.
I was safe in my tower, snickering – well maybe sniggering –
at the agony of my targets
Those afflicted by my darts, the vehemence of their moans!
Now I am wounded
My mind knows not these sighs
This fire – I never spared Man nor Woman – now the madness overcomes me
A divine wave, such as when the earth trembles,
sweeps me breathless and staggering
There is no bridge for this raging sea, no firm axis to stand on
The sky is alive with plagues and mists,
storms and tempests roar at Neptune’s behest
Jupiter laughs across the earth – it was Pluto who conspired against me
They all did, all the gods
Now they watch me suffer this chaos of dreams
The punishment of the world’s love
Bella, come to bed
Only your diamond heart’s kingdom can release me
I am vanquished, staggering under this burden
Only your savage love can heal my wounds and
Draw the arrow from my side
You deny me? This treachery – too much.
I die of love.
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