Throwing down the gauntlet in the heavens

Constellations of anguish spark the demise/ of a thousand brilliant baubles/ disintegrating in space to a better place in the heavens/ Perseus threw down the gauntlet in the arena of hate/ but the sky looked like love/ A duel of star chasing star/ but the binary eye of the demon saturated/ in the love song of the galaxy/ could smell the sickly gladioli on earth/ grave flowers taken residence/ on epitaphs etched in marble/ Medusa persecuted/ for the advances of the amorous lord of the seas/ and brother to Zeus/ an aspersion to her chaste light/ and they glorify the hideous in his loins/ in books of invulnerable men/ setting hallmarks to strength and limits to tears/ Her tearful light now a beacon for any oppressed moon/ whose sanity reverberates in the chambers of a gaslit glow, wondering who, if, how and why/

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The myth of the celibate mortal Gorgon Medusa being ravished by Poseidon in the temple of Athena never ceases to appall me, given that Medusa was punished by Athena for the crime and the powerful Poseidon, a God, got away with it (the account of Ovid). Medusa is also demonized in Astrology as the demon star Algol. Although the nature of the human is to exalt the invulnerable in their mythological texts, is this a way I wonder to render themselves invincible if not immortal. In their perennial quest for immortality, the closest the human race can get to this, is by denouncing vulnerability and putting on the grand facade of strength and parading it around as behaviour worthy of emulation. I think a vast majority of our interactions with each other resonate with the archetype of Medusa and Poseidon, the persecution of the vulnerable, the exaltation of perpetrators.

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