Hymn XII

To Antinous-Hermes, Liberator

What I cannot say, Antinous Hermes, open my mouth to speak.

What I cannot hear, Antinous Hermes, clear my ears to hear.

What I cannot see, Antinous Hermes, cleanse my eyes to see.

What I cannot think, Antinous Hermes, liberate my mind to know.

From the prison of too much information, not enough knowledge,

from much social media but little friendship,

from debate and denunciation without exchange or compassion,

Antinous Hermes, liberate me.

May I with clear mind and clear sense and pure will

choose deliberately, wisely what to think, what to write,

what to say, what to read, what to see, what to hear.