Words, My Oracle

by Michal Mahgerefteh

My Oracle
     cradle my yearnings to the edge
          of meaning as I roam into the farthest 
     depths of Sinai leaping blindly within
          the hidden heights of purpose
 
My Oracle
     breathe onto me a burst of Alphabet
          a life-force at its purest that I should
     settle in the vessel of my own being
          sated with answered prayers
 
My Oracle
     on equal footing appoint my name
          into the book of Worthy of Words
     empurpled with the floret of life     
          without it, all is a random wander

Michal Mahgerefteh is an award-winning poet and artist from Virginia. She is the author of four poetry collections, editor of Poetica Magazine and Mizmor Anthology, and the managing editor of Poetica Publishing. Michal is writing her next collection, FishMoon, forthcoming May 2022. This poem is from her collection Field of Harps (2016).

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