The Logos of Hecate
When the fruit sits heavy on the vine,
and the creatures begin to take their share
there do you find me, selecting among the berries
those that will bring some small comfort
For when all reason fails and the deductions
Bring no illumination upon the deepening dark
I bear a torch to guide your next footsteps.
A Key to open the doors into the great night.
For within your garden you play and laugh
thinking of such amusements as all children do
Your name sung for your laughter,
Your games always in need of new players.
But always at the door I stand, an eye to the world
For the storms rage outside, and many lie in pain
mere feet from your threshold, yet you continue to play.
And so I set my balms among their number
For I shall always be at the threshold,
A foot in the worlds both material and eternal.
As the tide flows back to its own pockets remain
where the wise may spy some creature or gem of herb
When the tide comes in, the fools will look
and see naught but the endless sea
And know in their hearts that always the sea
and it shall ever be, for whenever they look it abides.
A meal you set within the doorway,
For the restless and those who range afar
For their hunger shall be sated and they shall
no longer trouble you within your home.
For my hounds will chastise them well should they
seek to take from you your rest, or your peace
And those that beseech me with foolish requests
for power, or to take from those who have none
Will find my gifts a curse. For once long before
the battle was joined on a small slip of land
A king who thought himself wise did beseech upon me
to grant him a gift to make his house shine above all
When I denied him, he sought others.
The gift he sought in his wisdom, a sword of the purse.
And so without his knowledge I did grant him the material
but not the form. And his gift gave him no sustenance.
Chains the transmutation forged upon him
With hunger a breath from satiation,
And so he died. Without the salvation of family
Hearth and Home, for they had been abandoned.
All in the quest for the fruits that could not be eaten.