Pygmalion | Jacob Haddon


have you now, Pygmalion
you turned your eyes from woman
worshiping art as your patron

marble peeled away, revealing
her perfection underneath
but your Galetea is stone

weep at her feet
then I will listen, when you understand
I am not a vengeful goddess

now kiss her, Pygmalion, kiss her warm lips
and know that without me

you are only marble




Jacob Haddon has been writing poetry about Greek gods and goddesses since he first read Ovid and Catullus in Latin class. Currently he is an engineer during the day, but writes and edits for LampLight magazine at night. He is found online at




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