Iphigenia – a poem by Dawid Juraszek

Iphigenia

The sacrifices I’ve made
the offerings and the victims
have all been in her name

The wealth I create
by the hard work I do
………..exploiting air and water
………..stimulating demand
………..processing foodstuffs
………..utilising other life forms
………..moving money around
………..providing distractions
………..turning earth into fire
ensures I have the means
to be a good parent

She will surely appreciate
the shiny altar built for her
as she goes on alone

 

Dawid Juraszek is a bilingual author based in China. His fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in The Remembered Arts Journal, Amethyst Review, The Esthetic Apostle, Amaryllis, The Font, and elsewhere. https://amazon.com/author/dawidjuraszek

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