The Red Lion wears

a sheath of

gold dust

immutable on the

sea’s horizon

floating above is the heroic

male masked for protection, justice and


He is aligned by six lotus

and six laurel leafs

drop in the water

when feminine wisdom

crosses through

the reef

drowning victory

or defeat.  


from ‘the Reading’  for Jack’s b’day, today circa 1999, who was

a Libra north south east and west.