Saturday, September 18, 2010

Prometheus Descending

Prometheus Descending

Stealing fire from the gods
was but part of a process.
Thesis, antithesis, synthesis.
Long, complicated tales.
Heroism, challenge, reciprocity
stamped into squirming dna,
appearing again and again
through the generations.
My father's father's father and yours
farther and farther into the mists
of antiquity
words were said, positions taken.
Complicated tales unravel
knots in temporal rewind
we see the hero and villian
rearrange, reverse, reverently
bow each to the other.

Who is the thief?  the victim?
What is this fire that it is not
equally shared
among the initiates
who understand the requirements
of its power?

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