Daughter of Leda

Imagine if we treated
every missing woman
as if she were
Helen of Troy.

Imagine the
tens of thousands of times
a thousand ships launched
each year.

Oh you think this inconceivable
and point out
not all women are sired
by Zeus.

I say that is your
fundamental failing.
I beg you see all women
as children of the divine.

You refuse to search
complaining the effort costs too much.

Are the disappeared not
worth our collective devotion?

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney

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