Thursday, January 22, 2015

Deuteronomy 4: In Writing

Watch yourself
with gimlet gaze
as you look
at fleeing deer
at ox that lumber
at fowl that flock the sky
at the scuttling earth
and the swarming fish
that bear the mountains on their flitting fins

At the heart of heaven
that cobalt dream
at blinding sun,
cool moon
withdrawing stars
and the hordes that haunt the clouds

When fire roars
in lashing flames
the gold cackle of the consumed
that licks your guts
and rises within
ashes in your mouth
gusted on the wind
to sink to the sea

Watch and see
the shadow
the air within the wings
the ice-blue heart of flame
the dark between
And the silence stretching beneath sound

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