David Fleming
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Atlas Hugged

May 6, 2022

Here falls Mercury,

Here comes Mars,

Pieces falling left and right

Careening past the stars.

Those pillars of strength,

That weight of support

Can't bear the strains

Without the arms of consort.

Eros might be in the distance,

Aphrodite appearing dim.

Atlas shifts his stance,

Rocking from limb to limb.

For a Titan who displeased

Petty Gods from whom he came

He always believed

The sanctity of all his aims.

As the shoulders sagged,

He saw that any embrace

Would require him dropping

His obligation all over the place.