1984 – George Orwell

Winston

He toys with the flames,

holds each match longer, longer.

Does he want to burn?

~

Julia

Who is this woman?

Naïf playing Rebel Barbie?

Or something deeper?

~

1984

A cold feeling creeps

into my reality.

Hold up a mirror.

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The Odyssey – Homer

The Odyssey

The warless veteran,

pawn of the Gods, fights across

a vast chaos sea.

~

The Translation by Fagles

New lines have cast and

reeled in his songs and his world.

Now he sings for me.