Son of a Greek god hidden on an island
floating in the desert,
moving like a phalanx,
the young man has no idea what his journey
He journeys through narrow gates and through
a burned land where an old man
threatens him from heaps of ruins.
He meets long-armed giants and beautiful
women who invite him to death.
He rides the high mountain, which moves
with eternal certainty, and outwits Hades.
Then, the young man returns home to discover
his mother is an eagle, his father has returned,
and the island is no more.
JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. He also blogs and you can publish your own on his site, Tangerine Heart Poetry Zine.