Dora offered her liver
to bail a friend
out of alcoholism.

Like Prometheus
a new liver grew back
by the next morning.

Tomorrow it will happen again
with a brand new friend
compelled to make the request.

Dora’s crime was the theft
of unconditional love
and presenting it to humanity.

There is no eagle
for a human hero to slay
to set her free.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney

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