28 May 2017 – Naming

You called it “Saturn” –
ruler of the fates of souls
who fall from Heaven,
cursed to stomp this spinning stone
and craft their shelters
hemmed in by their youngest fears –
and stay imprisoned.

You call “Disaster”
that which shakes the Earth and Sky –
swings jail cells open,
splitting chain, enlightens eyes,
the work of darkness –
thinking God on high decreed
your half-life story.

~

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