Athena knew what
            she was doing
bursting through his head
fully grown and armed.
Eve knew what she was
doing   bursting through
his ribcage       fully grown
            and biting.
They had (I need) clarity
            the thought of thought
singular thought
            of numbers
lower than one
sharper than trouble.
A break            a breath
   the air
            along the creek
this morning
    like a vampire
like a shipwreck.
I’m following a trail
            back through story
                        to source.
It’s not about Freud
         or battle.
            Further back
S. Robbins, from Readings, September 12, 2020

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