creature

from by peter j hochstedler

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creature of blood, creature of bone,
who be your god, where be your home?
where be your beak? where be your tail?
naked you come, naked go.

out with the sun, in with the cold,
out with the new, out with the old,
in with the quiet, out with a moan,
creature of blood, creature of bone.

quiet!
mercy jesus!
cold
is creeping up us!
world been running down!
been running down!
been running!
down

creature of ice, creature of snow,
where be your god? what be your home?
who be your friend? who be your foe?
drained of blood, broken of bone--

if you've formed a circle to go into,
go into it yourself, see how you do,
o my god.

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from critters, released October 17, 2010
cf. blake, "to god"

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