The Cnidos Venus
The goddess herself came to see the statue,
asked “Where did Praxiteles see me naked?”
Scabbed with ejaculate, the first
monumental representation of woman,
the first woman marble, the first Venus,
is now lost. The men who adored
and jacked off to her are dead.
She, assertive stone, all that
ivory Galatea was not: implaccable.