Even the Queen of the Home Does Not Get Her Due

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Hera Alexandros, Queen of the Gods
Hera Teleia, patroness of marriages
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grant us in your grace

a harmonious family

an enduring union

and a faithful and loving marriage

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From our temples on earth, we raise our voices
From her throne on Olympus, Hera hears

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but when she retires to
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a cold home

an empty bed

and a husband who worships

at the fonts of women

lesser than she

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who does Hera pray to?

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A Spell for Someone Who Hurt You

You will know pain like the pain you caused me.
That is not my curse;
that is the Law of the Universe.

My curse is thus:
You will know guilt.

You will know guilt,
and you will know it was for hurting me then
that you are hurt yourself now.

You will know guilt,
and you will strive to apologize,
if not in words to me, then in the actions you pay forward to others.

You will know guilt,
and you will learn from it.

It will teach you to do better.
It will teach you not to cause anyone that pain again. □

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Short Poems by Reina

She’s art and science, faith and magic, all wrapped up in one.
And you may see one side of her at a time, you may insist she stay on one path at a time;
but she is all of those things, always, inseparably.
And what path she takes is not up to you.
The Scholar, the Witch, and the Writer

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The Weekend

Soon-to-be doctors eventually forget, so it seems,
At this fast pace we run in pursuit of our dreams
That though we rise to each challenge and survive every test
Even medical students at times need to rest

Elevate those legs, slow down, and relax
Take the weight of the world and your bag off your back
Let the glorious sunrise for once pass you by
And enjoy the view behind the backs of your eyes

Wash off the stress with an hour-long shower
Exchange smelling like formalin for shampoo and flowers
Later, step out and sparkle in clothes that aren’t white
There’s more reason than studying to stay up all night

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