Seeking a new dwelling
Falling, falling, falling …
Hurling through the cosmos,
His ineffable wings unfurl to catch the wind
As he searches with radar eyes
For the perfect place
To unearth his new dwelling.
Lower and lower he descends
Overlooking the ancient structures of worship:
First being Gobeldi Tebe near Sanhurfa.
Then onto the Palace of Knossos in Crete,
And the Temple of Amas in Nubia.
Soaring onward to the Ggantija Temple and the
Megalithic Hagar Qim of Malta
He next heads off to the Temple of Hatshepsut
Beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahri of Egypt –
And later across to Stonenehenge.
Attaining no shelter in any, he frantically ascends
Back to the Temple Mount of Jerusalem
Where like the Phoenix
He attempts to arise once more and surmount the
Three faiths of Judah, Jesus and Mohammed –
Yet none will give him sanctuary!
Cast out by the sacred trinity
He yearns to establish where he might reign.
Then out of the tumultuous whirlwind
The sound of almighty fire and fury
Penetrates his dejected spirit.
“You were once my son,” the mighty resonance proclaims!
“I Am – of compassion.
Fly then, into the new world.
Seek out a place called the domed Capitol of the Americas.
There, have I been abandoned.
There, will you find followers to rule.”