MARY’S MONSTER
by William Latham

Two hundred years ago, a legend was born.

Not born of man and woman,
but assembled from pieces of the dead.

Two hundred years ago, a poet mysteriously drowned.

 

A lord went off to war,
seeking safety in numbers fron an unnamed menace.

Two hundred years ago, a seventeen-year-old girl created a monster.

Someone else created him first.

And everyone knows, monsters never die.

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