Genes

Genes

Our stories are in our genes
           our genes in our stories
Olson called them
           the genes of the soul
the dreams of light and dark
           the voyages of fantasy
of exploration and discovery
           the confrontation with our fears
the defeat of all those
           who would oppress us
with their mythical truths
           Theseus had a thread
and Ariadne’s love
           and the Minotaur died
and by the skin of his teeth
           Ulysses made it home

John Lyons

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