Friday, September 9, 2016

Mum's the Word

Who knows the universal mother is
The universal mother, none other.

What was birth before she gave birth to it?
Galaxies, birthed, give birth to nurseries

Of stars around which planets coalesce.
At least one tiny grain of a planet

Gave birth to life which gave birth to the same,
Even birthing some fathers, which feels strange,

Eventually gave birth to culture,
To words and metaphors for giving birth.

All metaphor, all the way up and down,
Birth from mothers, mothers from birth, worlds, stars,

Nurseries, galaxies, infinities,
Universe in which you hold your daughter.

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