Because I believe in the gods
and the inexorability of divine things.
That Zeus is an impenitent philanderer
with a zigzag cock, nicknamed “Thunderbolt”,
and that before he knocked up Hera,
she was a lap dancer at the Olympus Club.
That Dionysius was spotted partying
in Athens his first day out of rehab.
That Hermes cheated on his taxes and
has a new reality show called “Life on the Inside”.
That Apollo is a sex addict
with a 500 drachma a day cocaine habit.
That Charon is losing money hand over fist
to unlicensed ferrymen.
That Ares is halfway through his sex change
and has checked into a hospital in Corinth for the final cut.
That Pan was arrested in Delos
for failure to register as a sex offender.
That Demeter is gluten intolerant.
And that Aphrodite
bending over in a micro-mini
and a pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos
would rock just about any world.
D.G. Geis lives in Houston, Texas. He has published extensively, both here and abroad, most recently in Fjords, Poetry Scotland (Open Mouse) and Memoryhouse He will be featured in a forthcoming Tupelo Press anthology and is winner of Blue Bonnet Review’s Fall 2015 Poetry Contest. He is editor-at-large of Tamsen.