All faces are one—
so worship the bull at the gate,
the elephant-headed son,
the rising serpent light,
and the dark mother’s womb.
Turn your face,
bronzed by the sun,
to kiss every direction.
Namo namah.
Make ready the cave within,
for I am already

Florence Homolka

Florence Homolka is the author of a new translation of the Bhagavad Gita (Chintamani Books, 2015) and a collection of Indian hymns in translation, Atma Bodha (O Books, 2012). Her creative writing has appeared in Fiction International, Epiphany, NC Review, Big Sky Journal, Bangalore Review and others. She serves as a professor of English at CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College.