I sing of Hermes,
son of Maia, grandson of Atlas,
cave-born son of Zeus, quick footed
cattle lifter boundary crosser
wild boy lyre maker
circuit breaker wing-sandal traveler
gift giver luck bearer.
Hail Hermes in the crossroads
and on the pavement gleaming.
[Michael Routery is a writer and poet living in Northern California. His work can be found in a wide variety of publications, including Beatitude: 50, Datura, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina devotional anthologies, Written In Wine, Bearing Torches, Unbound, and Out of Arcadia. ]