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Games

From the Winter 2014/2015 Issue “Europe Under Fire

Games

The fat men jog around the Circus Maximus. Ricotta Tremulous.

A military tradeshow fills the oblong hollow—

boats with proud snouts, private drones.

In these rotten grasses, Ovid writes,

the Sabine women were raped.

Rapere: to seize or drag away.

In exchange for losing everything,

the women earned the right to bear free sons,

maybe to mother soldiers if the gods were good.

– Eliza Griswold

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[Photo courtesy of Alan Piper]

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