Andromeda

Jun 6, 2021

Shhh. Can you hear it?
People are cheering for my sacrifice
Well, okay, so be it
I absolve my parents of the upcoming filicide

Gods cursed me with my looks
They cursed my mother with sinful pride
Ignoring punishment for hubris described in books
She sentenced me to die

My youth won’t save me
Gods won’t be appeased by regret
It is, as it should be
The Fates have cut my thread

So, I’m going with my head held high
I give my life for that of my people
The sand has run out, the hour is nigh
I am not a goddess’ equal