Poetry

Gorgon's Guest

"Don't look" she said,

"it's not hair on my head,

but snakes ready to petrify.

It's a terrible curse,

and to make things worse,

I can't turn it off even if I try."

The traveler protested,

"I'm too invested,

I've come too far to turn away.

I'm here to be introduced

to the great Medusa,

and no witchcraft will block my way."

"I have appreciation

for your determination,

but it's clear you don't understand.

My foyer is full

of fellows and fools

who are all stone now, down to a man."

"I know to be wary

of your statuary,

but I come with a little surprise.

When you appraise me,

it will not phase me,

for I am no man, and I have no eyes."

Gorgon's Guest

"Don't look" she said,

"it's not hair on my head,

but snakes ready to petrify.

It's a terrible curse,

and to make things worse,

I can't turn it off even if I try."

The traveler protested,

"I'm too invested,

I've come too far to turn away.

I'm here to be introduced

to the great Medusa,

and no witchcraft will block my way."

"I have appreciation

for your determination,

but it's clear you don't understand.

My foyer is full

of fellows and fools

who are all stone now, down to a man."

"I know to be wary

of your statuary,

but I come with a little surprise.

When you appraise me,

it will not phase me,

for I am no man, and I have no eyes."

"Don't look" she said,

"it's not hair on my head,

but snakes ready to petrify.

It's a terrible curse,

and to make things worse,

I can't turn it off even if I try."

The traveler protested,

"I'm too invested,

I've come too far to turn away.

I'm here to be introduced

to the great Medusa,

and no witchcraft will block my way."

"I have appreciation

for your determination,

but it's clear you don't understand.

My foyer is full

of fellows and fools

who are all stone now, down to a man."

"I know to be wary

of your statuary,

but I come with a little surprise.

When you appraise me,

it will not phase me,

for I am no man, and I have no eyes."