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Doug Anderson: How Many Holy Books

How many Holy Books how many
Rabbis, midrashes, priests, hierophants,
elephantine in their wisdom,
how many words rattled like dice
and thrown, how many lecterns
leaned on sweated on, how many
visitations by angels of fire-
fingered writing, how many righteous
wars fought over how a text is inflected,
how many deluges, holocausts, debacles
to rip the world up by its roots
and plant again according to the new,
the new always, the new prophet
with his slick rap rattling us like
empty windows, how many oh how many.

Copyright 2015 Doug Anderson

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This entry was posted on December 24, 2015 by in Poetry, Social Justice, War and Peace and tagged , .

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