Myth of the Wise Hero – Jordan Hoban

Myth of the Wise Hero

Sound is amplified when you
scream into a bowl:

this is a valley
in the mountains.

The dumb-god pours lighter fluid
onto a trash can,

“The first time I saw a naked woman
my parents screamed,

I turned out fine,”
a burst of fire.

When his story is written in 100 years
our hero will arrive on a holy horse,

with a knowing grin.

 

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

Read Myth of the Sun-God, also by Jordan.

 

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