The Seal

by James Doyle

Portrays the labyrinth the glory the precision
of the first scientist his disembodied church
of lasers cut from pyrite and azalea stone
to please the senses and engage the prince

As the mark of the cotillion the quaint fingers
of the queen across a harp of thread its notes
of wax breaking on the marble her present of
melted wings that spiral Theseus from the crown