i stormed out of the
throne room
(it was never mine so why
should i say t-
here
and endure the pain?)
the war was lost anyway.

i need no longer be a general
"can't rule herself, much less
her heart" cried zeus,
not that he could comprehend,
he, who had everything
ensured.

.

athena loathed being wrong because
once upon a faraway time

she never was