People have started behaving as if they’ve been destroyed by an asteroid. They’re sleeping on the floor like flattened fiery trees. How can I carve out an exact life from this mess of everyone in the world’s days? I cannot even seem to make a dinner with the ingredients in this cupboard in this kitchen disemboweled and on its side in this forest in central Siberia. I’ll look at anything just to avert my eyes.
- Zachary Schomburg
The new Bible won’t end
even if, in the end, we fill it
with dead insects, old photos, dust.
you from a yellow place, where I’m composing
a lovesong to orange.
Much as, in the original,
David wrote a lovesong to Goliath (expunged).
This is and isn’t true.
There are no oranges in the Bible.
- Erik Anderson