(Part of Living Poem)
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So Apollo committed the first rape.
He’d come back from exterminating Python,
The Bane of Humanity, now his arrow-victim,
And stopped to mock Cupid’s puny shafts— “Fit for girlish romance,” Apollo laughed.
Like any miscreant embittered by dismissal,
Cupid weaponized his stigmatized missile
And provoked in Apollo…
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