A Pinch of Pepper:
Hera was the Greek goddess of marriage and childbirth and the wife and sister to Zeus.
two senescent lovers
between sheets of waning light.
the moon spins the dis·s·ever·ing tale
of their relentless nothingness.
apathetic eyes beseech the dark
for glimpses of deserted memories.
breathing to a rhythm of similar silence.
years of habit
brand unspoken words
onto seasoned skin.
vexed in a voiceless vortex
they await the morrow.
Shackled to their contract
they crawl onto the sacrificial altar
await the blow
of Hera's matrimonial blade.