Sunday, July 2, 2017

Whom do I trust?

After Isaiah 28

It’s a question, not just
for then but also for now:
whom do I trust when
contemporary Assyrians
stand before the gates,
screaming their taunts,
their threats, showing evidence
of cruelty impaled on posts
and waved in front of us?
Whom do I trust when
barbarians shred our fabrics,
tear at our ropes, desecrate
our readings, our books, the words
we live by? Where do we find
our Egyptians to save us, to come
to our rescue, to deliver us?
Where can we find our Egyptians
when there are no Egyptians?

Photograph by Dawn Hudson via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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