Of Sin, Part I
Once chaos cracked the firmament, Its offspring drowned the land. Now sunlight strikes the atmosphere Like blows of Father’s hand. What grace is light? What grace is Law? What grace is sacrifice To those who, born of flesh, confuse With sacrifice our vice? From chariots, you led us hence Through sea to holy hill. But though enslaved to whip and brick, By covenant you kill. The sons of Israel await At Sinai’s rise; we wake In twilight, perpetrate again Our poisoned womb’s mistake. Let Moses exorcise the sons By Levi’s sable sword, For though we bear the name of God, We serve another lord. So chaos drowns the firmament And justice scalds the sky, And we, the citizens of Sin, We die. We only die.
Originally published by Fathom Magazine.