day, then the long counts
begin. After one-hundred
years, the need to take a day out
as the osprey pulls a salmon from the sea
or the knave steals a tart.
undoer, keeps 128 suitors
at bay, while her husband cycles.
At Arthurs table, 128 Knights.
for the pole to "precess," to draw its circle
in the sky and return to the star
where it started out, while the Zodiac belt
slips backward through its
2000 years ago we came
to the Age of Fishes, rising horizon at the vernal