Poseidon Agoraios

I sing of the market
I sing to the sea
I sing for the traders
who bring community.

I celebrate Poseidon
as he opens the way
to this human innovation,
to exchange commodities.

With the markets come a burden,
a price not paid today.
May Poseidon trade in wisdom
of how this greed to stay.

The market gates stand open
to all the ships at sea.
All that glitters, all that shines,
can be bought by this decree:

A portion for Poseidon,
a portion for the home,
a portion for one’s mortal loves,
and one for those who roam.

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