Whose Body is a World 
            With two Suns for Eyes
            His right Hand is raised
            As if to say, 
            "I have a Thought!"
            The Thought becomes an Egg
            His left Hand draws from the Thought
            Its Substance 
            The Substance births a Swarm
            Of Living Creatures
            Angels, Demons, Floating Faces
            Eyes, Ears, Organs of the Senses
            Avian, Reptilian, Human
            Some Free, others Enslaved
            Emerging in Circles of Concentric Light
            From within that Crystal Nexus

      Girard St. Charles

      After a painting by
      Richard Powers (c) 1985

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