Monday, April 8, 2024

NAPOWRIMO April 8, 2024


In a Week of Ancient Signs


when ancestors read the signs

inherent in weather, stars and trees

 an intersection of earthquake and eclipse

sent as warning to those who followed the Romans

merited fires built in secret

while today descendants with celtic blood

track the moon and tectonic plates

rationality instead of superstition

safety glasses and timetables


behind their eyes in their ancient brains

they remember the gods from the wood

holding their breath until the ground stops shaking

and the fire above returns


©2024 Noreen Braman




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