swept up in the wake of a silver Lincoln Towncar,
we are the flowers of chaos
plucked and scattered, thrown to the wind
with our beautiful bruised petals,
drinking water that tastes of propane-
but it will be alright in the end,
the dust in our lungs will crystallize
and we will be like geodes, reverse Galateas,
rejecting our design in favor of the formless soul,
so eat the fruit! drink the nectar! pass around
the bottle of wine, reborn from the womb of friendship,
we are the sum and the equation of being, we are
the gods and goddesses, we are all brothers and sisters here,
so let us share. i am Athene! i am Aphrodite! i am Hera! i am Demeter!
i am Persephone! i am Artemis! i am Gaea! i am Hestia! i am Hecate!
i am Hermes! i am Dionysus! i am Zeus! i am Hephaestus! i am Ares!
i am Apollo! i am Cronos! i am Poseidon! i am Hades! oh, my dearest darlings,
how i love thee! i shall eat a pomegranate seed for each of thee,
and dwell delightedly in death for they own sweet sakes... for the fruit
still grows wild- and we are the proof! so let us share this bounty-
let us taste true freedom! within unselfish love is our salvation. remember,
after all, the transmutation of metals was only a metaphor.
science is just alchemy. biology is mythology. physics is poetry. beware the
jabberwock! the jubjub bird! the bandersnatch! thought is matter, geology is
science fiction, archaeology is palm reading. it all curls in on itself like a
labyrinth. a nautilus. a shared memory of our insignificant existence,
cycling from birth to death to birth again a thousand times
before the batting of an eyelash. all within your sacral chakra.
all within a single seed. go now,ye Leos and Aquarians,
ye Ariens and Libras, ye Gemenis and Sagittarians,
ye Scorpios and Taureans, ye Cancerians and
Capricorns, ye Virgos and Pisceans,
go and raise your cups, and drink your health!
give it all away, and receive it ninefold
better. and so, in the words of the immortal Etta James,
at last, my love has come along!