Orai | minor goddess of seas and ships

Inner revelation of truth

In Twilight water

The sphinx Orai rests

In the pewter surf

Immutable,  unseen

She claws deeper as the dark

rock tears away

coastline shifts

visibly only from the

reflection of her third eye

at azimuth

At her flank

the serpent

Coils ready to strike

With venom both lethal and healing

She half blinks at horizon

as all creatures have swarmed

to seek survival

in her gaze