Jared Carter’s most recent book of poems, The Land Itself, is from Monongahela Books in Morgantown, West Virginia. He lives in Indiana.
Perseus slaying Medusa (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The obverse shows her sleeping now,
Deep in some dream that would allow
And carry her away. But here
Mysteriously immune to fear,
Stillness has overtaken both,
Were stopped, less by some ancient oath