On this longest night, gods and goddesses
met to plan our Fates. Virgin mothers
gave birth to their sacred sons today.
Rhiannon’s Pryder. Isis’ Horus. Demeter’s Persephone. Perhaps,
Mary’s Jesus under a comet or conjunction.
When freezing rain settles on late apples,
it creates a glassy frozen coating. Then,
the apple defrosts before the ice does.
Rotting apple falls out the bottom leaving
a gothic icy ghost apple globe behind.