Prayer to Ereshkigal

by Rebecca Buchanan

Nether Queen
Soul Shelter
Who welcomes the dead into your darkness
your warmth
your arms
Who weeps for the babe who comes too soon
the warrior bearing the wounds of battle
the mother with swollen breasts unsuckled
the grandfather with hands gnarled and weary
Nether Queen
Soul Shelter
Welcome ____ into your darkness
your warmth
your arms

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