Venus threads

The whole of history is her spinning wheel,
the name spells love in too many languages.
I am woven
barely
tight enough, we skim
through cloven
cotton
and do not fix the ripping.

No seam to direct
the fingers,
but Venus threads
deftly and deaf to
argument.
Embroidering has that
quality, of pricking
a smile into the
fabric that really only
needs a darn or a dozen.

jh 12/03/06

AN: strangely into Greek and Roman history/mythology right now, I hope this exorcised the worst of it.