GodMail from Hermes: The Mortal Wound

A realized god has no need of you. That a god should express such a need is a conscious choice. This is, in part, what it is for a god to love. It is making an exception. It is the willful giving over of estate. It is a visceral opening of the sacred body—a mortal wound. The depth of the love dictates and justifies the depth and severity of the wound. The breadth of the love dictates how long it will take for the wound to heal, if it ever does. For some, a god will go on bleeding forever.

-H.

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About M. Ashley

Essayist and poet, my work has been rejected by some of the finest journals in America. Fortunately, it also gets accepted from time to time and has appeared in equally fine journals such as Word Riot, Inlandia, Brew City Magazine, and SageWoman among others.. In 2002, I was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize for Vanderbilt University. For no good reason, I possess an unnecessarily dark humor which is why being third generation California Inland Empirian delights me so. My gods are weird. I once received $350 for writing a smartassed essay on “why the wise use of water is important in my daily life”. I am undoubtedly the Greek god Hermes’ special snowflake. I’m pretty sure I got into college via a series of fortuitous clerical errors. When I had to grow up and get a real job, I decided against it and stayed a writer. I have worked many odd—and I mean odd—jobs to support my habit: Commercial writer for country music hopefuls, resume massager, WalMart fitting room attendant and switchboard operator, telephone psychic.
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