Friday, April 24, 2015

Awe, Ammit, Haipa, Kongpa

The hippopotamus
(Water horse, nothing like)

Squats on the drowned lion
Caught eating human heads

Beside the lake of fire.
Scared, I'm afraid, I think

Of the bone eater, god
Ungendered of millions.

Fright, pain, grief, great reverence,
Crocodilian reference

To the saints of saffron,
Dancing by headwaters

Of civilizations
Struck by dread of justice

And holding so many
Breaths by which justice thrives.

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