a poem fashioned from prose, in two parts.
sekhmet's come to clean house--
that violence and intelligence
are not always mutually exclusive.
lioness eyes gleam with razor-wit
kind only to respectful seekers,
cursing all others.
don't make her cut you...
ever-purifying fire of change,
queen whose pleasure comes before all else.
this side of honeycombs
and sugar cane.
full of love mantras,
and pleasing ways.
in flowing waters
moved by compassion and kindness.
love makes any sorrow irrelevant.
who could ever notice
the tears of a mermaid?