Wild Current is Blooming Pink, The Odyssey Found at Random

by Joanne Kyger

     You are in search of some simple way to find your home
         but the old gods reach out with their stories and resentments
               and so your journey will be troublesome
                   and, frankly, endless
                       for you will go on to meet people
                          who have never heard of you         

                               Caught inland
                                    by the outgoing long tide

            Where you will find a place to plant some seeds
          And tell your story all over

          And give a bit of sacrifice
     so those dead ones
can speak