— Greek Goddess of Necessity
Necessity itself a loose
word, an ancient loopy god, it means
constriction, the way an indifferent green
anaconda takes you in its coils.
Necessity, a noose
shaped like a sacrificial wreath,
and the shape of our lips when we breath
just before we are about to kiss.
I prefer the linear and like things to unwind.
When I’ve waited too long, I begin to unravel
the strands, unbraid the rope, untie the knot.
There is nothing kind
about an inevitable and personal