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Monday, May 14, 2018

Another, more serious poem, siding with Lot's wife

Here's another post about my decades-old poetry, recently unearthed.

I can only remember writing two poems with Biblical subjects, and one -- re Job -- is hiding somewhere. But here is the other, untitled but basically siding with Lot's wife rather than Lot.

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When Lot’s wife
turned to salt from grief;
her posture proclaiming,
I will be a dry monument to tears,
her protest,
I give not my leaving to this, God;

Lot
stood
stunned
still

Lot looked up
The Lord rumbled faintly
Lot looked down
Salt crystals gathered at his feet

Lot
looked up
looked down
and proceeded on,
careful not
to look round.


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Next time, a poem with a truly serious theme -- murder.

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