Like Ratatoskr, the turbid tabloids
bring — in brutal ways — the chthonic
gossip, of scandalous celebrities.
Quenching (lustfully) in demonic
listlessness, our reality as such;
Glossy with Kim Kardashian gibberish
whispered by this holy gossiper;
running eagerly with nonsense-news;
up and down – just rep-rep-repeating
(in HD-definition) high-tech balderdash;
while your neighbor’s daughter
— flying on her brother’s cocaine —
pay tribute to her Instagram realities
of Ratatoskr’s secrets that’s revealed.
Today at dVerse Poetics Abrah is talking about mythology, in a modern sense. I selected the squirrel Ratatoskr who runs up and down from the root of the world tree Yggdrasil to its top with news. I see him as the divine gossiper. Pub opens at 3 PM EST.
September 30, 2014