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She Stooped to Conquer (or Better to Have Loved and Lost a Foot Race than…)

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(image courtesy of Wikipedia)

One cannot but question why
Atalanta should have chosen
Golden apples over victory
Never bettered till she chose it
Losing all for love by choice

Swift of foot the virgin huntress
Delphic warnings she ignored
Ran a race she couldn’t win
When she sought to vanquish fate
Thereby handing love first place

Into lioness form they smote her
Ire of gods she did provoke so
This most heartfelt of mistakes
Even though one must suspect
Having lost she lost no pride.