0. It is a trivial and chance circumstance that you should be the reader of these exercises and I their author.

“Who are you?”
Orpheus in a trance inquired
of the Egg that hovered before him
alone in the vast emptiness.
One side was black,
the other white,
and it was encircled by a snake
with red and black diamonds
all along its back.
The Egg trembled
and stretched at the seams,
barely able to contain all
within its perfect form.
Orpheus began to chant the seven sacred vowels
and the Egg exploded
as all that had existed in potentiality
came rushing, dancing forth in brilliant display.
And Orpheus returned to himself.