Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Stories told

The giant’s bedrock pain amid the dwarves
is not today’s choice of archetypal tale;
we rather the dwarves’ exclusion from a giant’s horde
or the giant’s repression of the dwarves.

But whether in spiritual sight the dwarves
are actually giants, the giant a dwarf;
and one who will rise on the horizon
of the fallen ages’ ashes will look

like a dwarf or giant or both, I don’t care.
Because each has a haunting giant who
lifts to tell their soul they already live
in a long ongoing aftermath, the start of which

was a cataclysmic crucifix.

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