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The Goddess Amaterasu in the Land of the Rising Sun

Enlightenment: man is puppet-bound
and wound, the pulsing shadows
burning in the cavernous womb.

But mother was outside-in once:
rising and rising and being raised,
the sun falls after the peak.

Those who make the journey back
balance stones they hope
the earth's rocking won't disturb.

ekphrastic poem inspired by this image from Rattle's Oct 2020
Ekphrastic Challenge - "Dream Spirit" by Christopher Whitney.