Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Second Genesis

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In the beginning was the void:
 black was the without eye
 black the within tongue
 black also the soul
   the huge stammer of the cry
   could not pronounce its sun

Then spoke the thunder:
 the rapid thudding of drums
                                of fists
                                     of fingers
     upon the stretched membrane
                      of sound

In the beginning was the word:
 and the eye
          the tongue
               the soul
 and black was the unpronounced sun

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