there is a reason why gods are naked
her hands reach for the earth, her feet touch the skies
her marble chest heaves as the mortal self dies
my renaissance heart shies from the sorrow
here I am waiting for tomorrow
philosophers of the Enlightenment saw beauty as the way to save ourselves
masters of art saw gods as beautiful in their own skin
there was a time when artists were scientists, technicians, poets
there was a time they knew this well
Those gods are naked because
beauty is sacred
that beauty is divine
gods are naked because
all they are clothed in is their belief

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