Myth of the Sun-God – Jordan Hoban

Myth of the Sun God

On the first morning
the sun-god broke into his ribs,

said,

“Have a sunrise,”
and we took it.

Now we throw bones
across the sky.

A dumb-god tosses in his sleep,
no longer tasting ash,

“you’ll learn fast that
silence is tongueless.”

The first moon-god I met
laughed as I struggled for breath,

“You can walk over broken glass barefoot
if you walk on it flat-”

mid laugh:

“You will always be barefoot in the
house of god.”

 

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Jordan Hoban was raised in Monroe, NC. He enjoys gardening and singing.

Read Myth of the Wise Hero, also by Jordan.

 

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