Apotheosis

 

The Capitol Rotunda, circular hall, immense dome,

and at its eye, a massive fresco:

The Apotheosis of George Washington, the President

rising to the heavens. A dangerous vision –

above the people and playing at God.

 

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Dark Night of the Soul

moon blue tree

 

Forgotten in the lilies of the day

are the night’s terrors of the soul.

No mystic, not a believer, simple soul,

without divine connection, floating lightly and free,

a butterfly toiling and spinning at blooms.

 

Inspired by The Dark Night of the Soul  by St. John of the Cross.