Hermes Poem

by Ariana Dawnhawk

The words are uncertain,
chancy at best. 
The magic doesn’t always come out
the way I want it to.
The paths divide endlessly.

Night comes,
and out of it laughter
wild and knowing,
pouring the stories
the unasked-for gifts-
old voices
old messages
made new
give breath
and flight
until I, too, can laugh.

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