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Friday, July 19, 2013

July Anomalies A – Z: Queen of Heaven


See the children gathering sticks, father lighting a fire,  mother kneading dough, and all to make cakes for the queen of heaven!  – Jeremiah 7:18

She sends the storms; 
she sends the rains
through the blue scattered light
of silicate skies.
She sends the stinging rain of glass,
falling sideways in strong winds.

Her long dark tresses, woven
 with garlands of flowers hang low.
In delicate hands she holds
a mirror,  which reflects
a hidden blue-green moon of Neptune

Dressed in silken fire,
she is moved by your weeping and your prayers,
pleased by offerings of star shaped cakes.
She will find your missing boy
and raise blades of corn.

She will relieve your blinding headaches
and remove the maggots from your ear.
But she can do nothing
for the hundreds of dying stingrays
dumped on the beach
by disappointed fishermen.



This is part of July Anomalies A-Z, a creative writing exercise and not intended to be an altogether accurate picture of the creature described above. 







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