Monday, March 20, 2017

At the Beginning

Phanes is the intersex creator deity of the Greek pantheon.

At the Beginning

I asked Phanes
How was it, at the beginning?

And Phanes answered:
It was like cupping the world in my palms
Like breathing the sacred breath
into them
The only source of light in the world.
in the black darkness
My great snakes coiling about me
With this tiny impossible spark
Shimmering, its surface shifting
A complexity beyond imagination.
My wings unfurled
And my daughter, Nyx, curled around this new world,
cradling it
I could let go
My heart breaking with fear and joy
Giving everything for the hope that
this life would survive