Io

Jupiter & Io [by da Correggio’s
brush] – opulence by artists as
they caught two-faced states –

Aristophanes pulled at a myth
deluding lonely souls – Io lives
her needy life bound to others

[not saying what she desires] –
whilst endlessly stung by a fly
sent by that vengeful Hera – Io

wanders between stories told
by angry lovers & those who’ll
not settle ancient debts of lust