I dreamed a dream where I dreamed a dream
that I was but a shadow who disappeared into a mirror
through which Persophone awaited my arrival
tempting me with her beautiful tearful presence.
“Oh, White Knight, come with me to the underground
for to slay the dreadful Hades who I cannot love,
he who forbids needed sustenance for months
while I am away from my mother, Dementer.”
“Oh beautiful lady of the gods who rule heaven and earth,
I am but mere mortal man who carries only the power to love.
I have not the power to slay the god of the underworld
who lives in a realm humans cannot enter but with death.
I awoke from madness upon hearing the coyotes who roamed
when dawn might come to bring enlightenment to flowers,
to light beings with diamond eyes, and to us mere mortals.
I stood before the mirror to stare at my morning face,
but saw only Persophone smiling me back into my dream.