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January 19, 2005

Murder and God

This picture is entitled, "Evolving Prey". It was created specifically for the verse below.

Murder and God

"One murder makes a villain, millions a hero."
--Beilby Porteus

He leans in close and
picks pieces of her soul
from between his teeth
with splinters
ripped from an old rugged cross.

His shadow erases
her existence.

her murderer's silhouette
provides a momentary respite
from the glaring eye of God
and she revels in her killer's
rebellion against the Almighty
even as she is a victim of it.

the confusion between
the silhouette of a murderer
and a savior can be counted
in the degrees of gray
leading to black.

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