Odyssey Damned -- A Sex Tragedy

"A dozen or so times per night is fine, but too much of a good thing    
generally leaves one somewhat sore."  
-- a singular captain of seamen heroic    
When from her bedroom isle my siren sings,    
I plummet to the raging sea below,    
though knowing my desire a horror brings,    
together with a ravaged groin in tow!    
In madness how I brave each tidal wave,    
while choking on an oceanic bile!    
Full crazed I labor like a galley slave,    
as to and fro I paddle doggy style!    
I side stroke!  Back stroke!  Breast stroke!  Butterfly!    
I underwater fish and flutter kick!    
I snorkel deep beneath the mackerel sky!    
I full upend my dicky boat seasick!    
Until, at last, bone dead, I wash ashore --    
shipwrecked by rocks a battered, broken oar . . .    
a dedication of Respect    
the Pain of much too much    
below deck    
a revolving helios sonnet shakespearean satire menippean on    
the unimaginative love life    
full adrift at sea    
march, 2023 -- yet sexual frustrations untold    
still lashed to the glossy image of manifold    
centerfold sirens    
wrapped round stripper poles
Written by Jordan (D.O.C.)
Published | Edited 2nd Mar 2023
Author's Note
To The Other Counter-Culture Revolutionary Deep Underground:

The work is an allusion to the Odyssey, presumably authored by Homer.

In particular, the sonnet hints at the famous scene of Odysseus being bound to the mast of his ship by his crew to resist the sirens, half-bird, half-woman creatures in Greek mythology luring hapless sailors to destruction by the seductiveness of their singing.

As a sultry side note, in the spirit of loads of Shakespearean sonnets, the verse swells with and expands on sundry sexual metaphors throughout.


a punster the speaker of yet a persona poem
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