Aislinn Wilson

Warning

You may pick the scar of your stigmata
and it will surely bleed.
You may strike the limestone in the desert
and from it water will pour.
You may store your excess in a barn
and you'll have a bounty of seed. 
You may gaze upon the face of God
but know he'll gaze back at yours.

Comments1

  • orchidee

    I'm a bit woozy reading the first two lines here. The theme to me seems to be self-righteousness, or partly so. We can pick our wounds to look more 'religious'; wave our rod and bring water from the rock; but still be greedy and build bigger barns for ourselves.
    Bit controversial lines of a hymn 'All things bright and beautiful' omitted from hymn books out of embarrassment. Goes something like this:

    'The rich man in his castle
    The poor man at his gate
    God knows each one's situation
    And ordered their estate'.



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