Poetry month #2: Cleopatra’s enlightenment

Cleopatra’s enlightenment

Antony’s dead; what’s a single mother to do?
Caesarion thinks he’s a pharaoh —
The twins are driving me crazy and
Ptolemy’s outgrown his shoes again

Oh yes, I thought about the asp,
Staring down the price of figs
But though I would lose Egypt to roam
This word gave me pause: Stepmother.

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