Hey! did you hear about that chick, Persephone?
You know, she was in in that movie
with Jason Gyllenhaal, yeah she’s gorgeous.
Remember that scene with all the flowers?
OMG soooo cheesy!
Anyway, so Persephone went off with her whack-job Uncle Hades.
I mean, he must’ve been a prick, right?
It’s like that Lolita movie, you know, like….
Is he a peddo or is she a slut? Urgh. So gross either way.
I dunno if he’s actually her uncle or if it’s like twice removed,
you know how it is. Daily Mail says one thing New Idea says another.
LOL who reads New Idea, right?
But the thing is, right, she’s marrying him!
Yeah, it’s all over Insta.!!!
In the photos she looks happy.
Even the ones that paparazzi idiot took at the beach.
Yeah, you didn’t hear?!! OMG
They went on this romantic weekend to Ibiza, right?
There they are, minding their own business and kapow
paparazzi swarming all over the fucking beach!!
I’m surprised Hades didn’t lose his shit.
He’s a big bloke. Could’ve done some damage.
Anyway, you know Persephone’s Mom?
She’s that singer … you know that song. It goes
“I saw you in the Vale of Nysa
your hair was lookin’ nicer
the underworld up in your visor!”
Oh it’s a great song! Check it out.
Anyway, the Mom tweeted last week saying
“Come back my darling girl”.
I felt sorry for her. Totally! But
people are giving her shit,
saying her daughter dresses way slutty.
Can you believe it?!!
People are so insensitive!
It’s like they totally forget these celebs are human.
Social media, right? Gimme a break!
Hey, did you see that Tik Tok video about Ed Sheeran? LOL!
What a dick!
This was written for the dVerse Poetics Prompt – Persephone.
I have long hidden and been ashamed of my complete lack of interest in Greek Mythology… or any other kind of mythology I can think of. For some reason I have never found it interesting which seems a terrible failure for an Arts student. So, in my poem, I have modernized it into a conversation about social media and celebrity gossip – two other things I fail to relate to. I think there are similarities. To me, in their day, the pantheon of Greek Gods probably were similar in their status and entertainment value to how celebrities are perceived now.