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Feast Of Healing


Until the osprey tears it

from the water, the fish only knows

a liquid dimension. You cannot solve

a problem with the same mind that

created it. A dolphin is more than

a fish which changes its colors when dying.

I am not a fisherman, I am a man of the sea.

Birds get to wear feathers because they figured

out how to fly. We can’t fly, but we can dance

like cranes. If Brigid were here we’d only

have to kill one chicken. Carve an idol

from tallow. Place it on the hearthstone

and watch it melt away. In the Pythagorean

view of things, look for a heron in the next go

around. We’re all cut from the same bolt of light.




Whit Griffin