from Image-Nation 26 (being-thus
by Robin Blaser

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the Bible is as historical
as you or I
and feathered as our words
a crow there, a peacock,
a sparrow pecking sidewalk
We both know it takes centuries
to say that,
bumming it,
riding the rails of that railroad,
you and I whistling past
all stops.

8 August 2002