Tuesday, June 14, 2016

the water and the blood

i have been tempted
walked this wilderness
from one horizon to the other
and seen every false god
from canaan to time square

and i have bowed down
in the temples of dead eyed statues
i have prayed to the wind
and kissed the thighs of every
goddess prostitute
until i tasted salt 

i have seen magic men
cast down their staffs
showing me marvels
showing me rivers of blood

i have eaten the meat
of wicked men
and knocked on every tree
in that sacred glade
and i have walked
the soles off my feet

and now, i have walked this whole way
to tell you:

i can taste the difference
in between the water and the blood

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