aua hena-k

it is smiling Hathor who calls to me
her breasts full, her sun shining above

my spirit journeys joyous as Amun
within the green of Nu’s birthing waters

my Horus soul soars over the mists
perching on each bowing branch

dutiful Thoth records my passing days
on papyri in hieroglyphs of gold

careful Anubis weighs the purity
of my heart against an honest feather

that tips the scales of Maat’s truth
while knowing Osiris looks grimly on

and when my eyes open at last
i step into the eternal striding waters

and find my salvation

enfolded by the waves

of her love

eternity

for my beloved:

in your pale skin
i see the glow
of the moon
warming space
with a thousand
eager wishes
floating like fairies
among stars
yet to
be born

in your face
i see the destiny
of tender twilight
painted perfect
by innumerable
points of boldest
conjunction
exclaiming
utter
harmony

in your eyes
i see suns shining
planets forming
and the universe
transcending
temporal bonds
of life and death to
express nothing less
than
the heights

of

eternity

Salt Lake City 14 Mar 2013