She circulates the
ghostly substance
of money, for which
gold is an abandoned
god. Behind her,
the eagle and the
lion keep watch over
mercury and platinum,
phantoms of capital
generated by
the Grundrisse: the
creatures themselves
are split forms
of the griffins that
once guarded Apollo's
mines. (So I
found messages left
for myself in my old
aleatory texts,
had been my own oracle.)