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Aeole and Odysseus on the Line















by LindaAnn LoSchiavo


Odysseus, your text requested nudes, Said you’re approaching my vicinity.


You’re married but I have a thing for kings, Like Agamemnon, sexting me until He reached Mycenae and got bumped off.


What if your family is planning that? Much safer bunking here with me instead.


Alive, you’re likely to be lionized In lyrics, recreated a Greek great, Heroic but still understandable.


Let me identify your woes, sing them Away as we play in my bed. Ooh, babe! I’ve heard, unlike Ag, you don’t “dine and dash.”

I want to knee you forward, our thighs pressed Together, surge, sink deeper, unsuppressed.

Reading your texts my panties get so wet. When you’ve described undressing me, it’s hot.


Since I was raised on Stromboli, I’m used To heat. But this unstable caldera Cratered my love life. Do I see your boat?


The soft home of my mouth will welcome you.


Imagining your sweaty sunburnt self Lashed to the mast arouses me no end.


I love restraints, initiating tongue’s Lap dance ‘til passion’s river bursts my banks.


My profile mentioned “friends with benefits” But what I meant was Daddy rules the winds. Aeolus can speed us to Ithaca.

Please kidnap me! Adultery is cool. I’m not possessive like Penelope.

Since you’re about to dock, I must confess I’m menstruating. Quite convenient when It’s extra slippery. Blood’s valentine Sweetly aids the insertion, lubricates That thick, hard pestle grinding up the jam.

Your voyaging included temptresses, Affairs that left behind germs’ souvenirs.


Trojans are rubber warriors, disease Protection. I’ve a dozen in my room.

What’s that? What do you mean you’ve changed your mind?



About LindaAnn LoSchiavo:

Native New Yorker LindaAnn LoSchiavo (she/her), a four time nominee for The Pushcart Prize, has also been nominated for Best of the Net, a Firecracker Award, an Ippy, the Rhysling Award, and Dwarf Stars.


She is a member of SFPA, The British Fantasy Society, and The Dramatists Guild.

Titles for 2022 were: "Women Who Were Warned" (Cerasus Poetry) and "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe’en Poems" (Audience Askew).


Titles for 2023 are: "Apprenticed to the Night" (UniVerse Press) and "Felones de Se: Poems about Suicide" (Ukiyoto Publishing).


Forthcoming in 2024: "Eros and His Entourage (Naked Cat Press).

This year, her poetry placed as a finalist in Thirty West Publishing's "Fresh Start Contest" and in the 8th annual Stephen DiBiase contest.


Twitter: @Mae_Westside

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