52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

22. Interventions


Moses cried out to the LORD, "What shall I do
with this people?” God said Strike the rock there
with the staff you struck the Nile with.
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Between her right eye and the space she has entered
the screen suggests what companions can't see:
It looks like you’ve entered a church, would you like to pray?
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One step says, Remove from the oven the dish
and fish out the garlic, which I do, and the rest I do,
too, including ten minutes of cooling before eating.
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Turning onto Graven Street in Tigard, OR,
the driver's alerted by a sign above the sign:
the street ends dead.
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In one account he hangs himself, in another he jumps
from a cliff and his guts burst forth in a field.
One of several instances.

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