Apple of Discord (Καλλίστη)

Paris pilfered his pledged Helen
after awarding Aphrodite an apple —
thus was civilization turned to cinders.
10 years, 1,000 ships, countless men and boys:
passed, sailed, speared
during epic tales of strife
as Olympus looked on, manipulating
their mortal, fragile, replaceable playthings.

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