of stars and sea monsters

in greek mythology,
andromeda was chained to
a rock on the coast
offered as a sacrifice to a monster of the sea
as punishment for her beauty and
her mistakes.
perseus had been gone on many adventures
but he found her in time to rescue her from her fate,
and the two lived happily ever after.

that sort of ending doesn’t often occur
in greek mythology.
but standing outside my house
at 3am
staring up at the stars that formed
andromeda’s constellation,
I couldn’t help but feel

maybe it wasn’t so rare
to be happy with someone
after all.