November 19, 2016

Permanence

If our bodies are temples
my gods are blazoned
on the outside
declaring my denomination
for all to see

You will find no cross here,
no god of punishment,
wrath, or sacrifice

I carry my gods with me
Aesclepius, the healer
Ishtar, the sacred feminine
Athena, wisdom personified

Where others wear a
string of beads for
counting penitence,
I sealed my prayers into skin
I have only to look down
to see my faith proclaimed

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