In not all but most mythologies,
the sun is a man. The sun is a man
who sets in drag the furrowed skies,
chained fast to the deeply scarred earth.
Unlike Icarus, who is
neither man nor sun. Neither man nor sun,
he is freed between starred sky and sea,
for just half a world's turn.
In not all but most mythologies
The sun is a god. The sun is a god
who paves the untilled sky,
gauging channels deep into sacred land.
Like Daedalus, who is
both god and man. Both god and man
whose son's rise became his downfall,
his creations became his prison.
In not all but this mythology,
God is a man. God is a man.