from Human Testament, ms being prepared for New Human Press
"The angel Gamaliel instructs Jack Feist"
The angel Gamaliel said to me, "Repeat!"
I said, "But I have something new to say!"
so he drew me close, and whelmed me,
so that I could not breathe,
and released me, gasping,
and commanded me, "Repeat!"
and again I cried, "I have something new to say!"
and again he drew me close,
and again he whelmed me,
and again released me, gasping,
and for a third and final time commanded me: "Repeat!"
And so I did repeat, and say what had been said
with the words it had been said with
and the same was new and lovely
and the same was ancient and new:
the world in its image.
(c) 2015 an imaginary air freshener