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Helle’s flight

Poseidon’s eyes are on you

riding his magical offspring

and, maybe stirred by jealousy

or by divine lust,

he beckons.

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You dig a pale soft hand

into the golden curls,

squeezing onto your brother with the other

while you turn towards the shore

that was your land.

.

You try to steal one last glimpse

–your father’s house, a chimney’s smoke,

the grave of your mother, but

that golden ram flies too fast

–Poseidon still beckons.

.

You know this is no ordinary ride.

It takes away all memories

and leaves behind a gilded trail;

a promise of riches starting all

the bloody give and take.

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And in that trail you see the ghosts

of future heroes; murder of children,

burned down walls and untold pain.

Your tears now fill that gilded trail

and to Poseidon you surrender.

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Context: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Fleece#Synthesised_plot_synopsis