The Hidden Goddess

Netanel Miles-Yépez

when i was young

    i worshiped the stars

wrapped like a jeweled net

    glistening on the body of the night

that blue-black goddess of love

    hidden by the sparkling lights

revealed on a stellar map

    laid on the round curvature

    of space and time by gravity

somehow teaching us to worship

    the hidden goddess beneath

the holy matrix of all life

    swallowing the universe


* Netanel Miles-Yépez is a poet, artist, and Sufi spiritual teacher residing in Boulder, Colorado.