Wednesday, June 18, 2014

At Cross Purposes


At Cross Purposes

Particulars are grit
rock salt of the earth
like Abe the Chaldean packing his camel
like the Jew Jesus
who signed as run-away Jonah
and made like a fiery snake
lifted up on a pole in the wilderness.

Universals are fog
that subverts edges, makes
one prophet or pretender resemble another.
Jesus Buddha Mohammed
seeming similar in silhouette
until sunlight evaporates 
the mist and glistens in a bloodied
timber’s gritty edge.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, thought provoking! C

Inconsequential said...

Interesting as always Ish :)