Trust and Dissolve

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Trust and Dissolve

I took up the Book of the Dead. Reading where it opened.
Who underlined these words, starred these strange passages?
I can’t remember my hand, or my eyes, straying here.
When was this? What did I want to say to myself?
“Know that the blood-drinking deities are meditational deities;
greet them as old friends, trust them and dissolve.”

Picture: Assyrian protective spirits, guarding against evil from any direction. British Museum.

About Chris Floyd

Tennessee. Moscow. Oxford.
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