Passing a stone
structure in ruins: no windows, no doors, no roof, dead
leaves tumbling down its steps, here the path rises to an aspect of the goddess Athene from Libya where
she was the Serpent-Goddess of the Libyan Amazons. In her images,
her hair sometimes resembles dread locks, showing her origins
in Africa. There she had a hidden, dangerous face. It was inscribed
that no one could possibly lift her veil, and that to look
her face was to glimpse one's own death as its
To be fully
human one must be a bird,
a bobcat, an island of stones.
Soon the creek
will rise to meet a persistent rain,
and these stones will find themselves in midst of the fluidity
that's wearing them down.