The Zeus Credit Card Company
Danae by Gustav Kilmt
Homeless and eyes cast down, young Danae found
the credit card just lying on the ground.
‘Zeus Credit’.. with her name on it… and it said
it had no limit. So she thought
‘Why not just try it?’ and she bought
sandals, silk underwear, a dress;
it worked… so then, why not,
a light lunch in the choicest, chicest spot.
It worked again. Its back was odd:
no legalese, just logos, ads…
‘Insert in slot for all dreams to come true.’
Tearful, she checked into Hotel Princess,
went up and had the best bath in some years,
Reading again with happy tears
‘Insert in slot for all dreams to come true’
and thought again ‘Why not?’
and put it in her slot…
in sudden stir
Zeus filled the room and her.
If you have any
thoughts on this poem, Robin
Helweg-Larsen would be pleased to hear them.