Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Gnostic

“tolle, lege.”

— Confessiones Augustini, VIII; 28-29

... for those who won't.

A word stands between
Me and verity.
Why, then, do I not pine for context?

I do not wish for words,
Only that which text
Signifies: naked truth -- no sign.

I see you walk past me,
Cannot know you, for a curb
Of text divides your soul from mine.

Though you incarnate what words cannot convey.
For pride I will not know
What only words can say.

The next metro stop could be Damascus,
Even then, I would not care.
I would make my own way.


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