Lacuna: Iliad XVIII

 The day after the battle

the night spent in grief

over opened Patroclus

Achilles lay in the shadow

of his company’s tall ships

and there by the water

broke down and wept

Julian Day lives in Winnipeg, Canada, where he works as a software developer. His work has recently appeared in CV2, 8 Poems, and The Feathertale Review.