Sunday, December 4, 2011

Our Stretched-Out Necks Were Getting Tired

We are not the source of anything. I understand
what makes you nod at Yes atomic bombs
and slingshots came from human minds

but they did not. If evil sprung from us
seedless – by magic or, if you like, spontaneous
generation – then surely
good did too. And you, you nodders,
though you say Yes to goodness, are you not also
saying No to your twin brothers?

Yes someone started evil, but you
are evil too, though you hate sin.
If it did not start in you, where then?