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When we were mayflies our wings were
worn from wire screens, but the tentative
beats of your belly chimed like iron.
And it occurred to me that through
the breeze of burning leaves our eyes
were open to wasps and weeds.
Dawn's Prayer for the WorldAs I open my eyes today,
Let Nature hear these words I say:
Mother Moon and Father Sun
Rejoice, the magick has begun!
Grandmother Earth and Grandfather Sky
Help me honor the days gone by!
Brother Animals, Sister Plants
For harmony these words I chant!
Let this be a fruitful day!
My will makes true these words I pray!
North Wind FrostI reek of the death that I created,
that surrounds me.
A simple sacrifice, their lives for mine.
Did they deserve it? Perhaps.
My actions were naught but instinct,
self-defense from a threat
that existed only in my mind.
My talismans are all gone now, vanished
in the battle.
Cheer dances across my face as I imagine
the end of time in this world,
when the Wolf breaks his chains at last
and the sun is lost to his great jaws.
Might will fall, soul after soul, like here,
as war tears down our families, our friends.
Our kind, our wretched species,
builds castles in the air, in the stars,
reaching for the heavens beyond,
and we are struck down time and time again.
Lightning bolts are their amulets.
The heaven-dwellers wave them about readily,
beating us down when we reach too close to
the proverbial cookie jar.
I am one of those freaks who
dances in the cold rain,
chats with the monsters under my bed,
in my closet, in my mirror.
I fear death as much as the next person,
but I am willing to ac
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