• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 07

Axis Mundi

This bay where they brought me
was blessed by time they said –
the sunlit centre of the world.
Light sparkled on the surface.
I looked down. It caught my right eye,
held it there –
the water surface chopped with blue and green.

If this was heaven –
this scattering of light-seeds
I had seen – then it was linked
to a different shaft of light
that travelled upwards,
reflected in my left eye.

I think they made me queen
because they saw the motion
of the twin trajectories of light,
the spindle of our world and
embodiment of all men’s prayers –
marriage of earth and heaven –
in my sight.