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Absalom

Fall,
flood,
Babel,

and Abraham begat Ishmael
and Isaac begat Esau
and Jacob begat Judah

and David begat Absalom,
the virus more resistant
in each generation

O Absalom,
my son, my son!
the unpronounceable

YHWH,
ever faithful
destroyer of nations

O my children
be blessed
or else


Godfrey Rust 1998, godfrey@wordsout.co.uk. See here for permissions.

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