Greek Mythology & the Study of Soulmates: Plato’s Symposium,

Obsidian sky holds

silver remnants of past.

 

Wind carries whisper,

dew answers in soak.

 

Plato echoes in breeze:

Two was one,

 

once. Singular

units of superhuman

 

held too much power

within four arms,

 

two heads.

Homo Sapien:

 

two wise;

too wise.

 

True strength

rings within

 

singular heart.

Durable enough to pump

 

through doubled veins.

Holds intense infatuation.

 

Stark lightning strikes

divide Pollux & Castor;

 

Gemini.

Zeus, father, murders

 

in own blood

pours from bisect.

 

Lacerated Castor,

permanent plunge to

 

envy green ground.

Wet, cold, hidden.

 

Pollux stands, face of

clouds above

 

I reach for

try to comfort.

 

Wave of heat washes,

crimson sky fades in

 

I stare towards

morning sun — mourning son.

 

As I stand, realization hits

I begin to understand

 

continuous search

for finding another self.

 

Plato teaches me,

shows unfulfillment

 

lies within everyone.

Universal suffering;

 

look for the other half

violent tears

 

from me.

 

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