Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mike Zone writes

something lost and had

apparently, there's a cosmic shift
within the celestial realm
they allegedly pen up Capricorn
but I don't believe in astrology,
I consider it bullshit myself,
tweets and tactics
from moments of time where I have not begun
in giving you the ceaseless anatomy lesson
of what makes up a body, 
arms, legs, fleshly fragments,
meat bone and scar tissue diaries
the real tour is about the pleasures of food, sex,
individualized processed native sensations
of the first times of many,
found in even the pain of illness,
anxiety and alienation,
let me touch you in dreams
I'll try not to remember you holding the key in the cabin
during the storm when lightning struck
entering through the window without shattering glass
we'll pretend your mind never went
your body never limp and cold
after the sizzling electric warmth of death - was it really death?
did the universe just take back what never should have been, - when Gemini twin
white and black - initially stillborn - but one of you still survived
the product of engineering against the natural causes of void of birth?
is the real lesson of body essentially in mind? does a cat have legs?
frog’s eyes? the aardvark his snout? crocodile’s scales?
are animals their bodies? bodies without bodies in the being of mind?
or in the mind of being?
mindful being in being mindless - a time out of mind - once upon a time - once upon a mind
all this speculation and a map of the stars illustrating existence
doesn't at all seem improbable - in the snow against the wall making love
in another reality with the girl from the faraway time
who never should've been born when lightning
struck, and a thunderbolt heralded true callings, lost in contemplation
confused marvels of transcending reality
while trapped in another
never being able to fully flee

Capricorn & Gemini... My kids signs together as one tattoo. I love this!!

1 comment:

  1. Capricornus is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Its name is Latin for "horned goat" or "goat horn" or "having horns like a goat's" and it is commonly represented in the form of a sea-goat (half-goat/half-fish). Despite its faintness, Capricornus has one of the oldest mythological associations. In Vedic astrology Capricorn was associated with the crocodile, but it was explicitly recorded in the Babylonian star catalogues as "The Goat-Fish" before 1000 BCE. The constellation was a symbol of Enki (later known as Ea in Akkadian and Babylonian mythology), the Sumerian primordial god of wisdom, intelligence, crafts, magic, creation, seawater, and lakewater. It marked the winter solstice. In Greek mythology the constellation was sometimes identified as Amalthea, the goat that suckled the infant Zeus after his mother Rhea saved him from being devoured by his father Cronos (time, called Saturnus by the Romans); the goat's broken horn was transformed into the cornucopia or horn of plenty. According to some Greek myths Chronos created the immortal Pricus, who shared his ability to manipulate time and fathered a race of intelligent sea-goats who lived near the shore. However, when they were washed upon dry land they turned into normal goats and lost their ability to think and speak. Pricus tried to prevent this by repeatedly turning back time. Unable to change destiny and not wanting to live alone he asked Chronos to let him die, but since he was immortal he was placed in the sky as a constellation. In other tales the constellation was identified as the goat-headed god Pan who saved himself from the monster Typhon by giving himself a fish's tail and diving into a river.

    Gemini is Latin for "twins." In Babylonian astronomy the constellation was known as the Great Twins,
    Meshlamtaea (The One who has arisen from the Underworld) and Lugalirra (Mighty King), minor deities who were alternative titles of Nergal, the god of plague and pestilence who was king of the Underworld. In Greek mythology, Gemini was associated with two Argonauts, Castor and Pollux, who were born from 2 eggs. Castor was the mortal son of king Tyndareus of Sparta and his wife Leda, while Pollux was the son of Leda and Zeus. When Castor died Pollux begged his father to give his brother immortality, and Zeus united them together in heaven. Their sisters Helen (the wife of Menelaus before her abduction by Paris led to the Trojan War) and Clytemnestra (the wife of Menelaus' brother Agamemnon, the conqueror of Troy). Tyndareus was also the uncle of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, another of the leading victors in the Trojan War.


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