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A Song: Of Aaron

Author: Deborah Reinstra
The Other Journal
Posted on: Nov 21, 2008

And the Lord struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.
—Exodus 32:35

When you are thunder to us,
when you are smoke and fire,
we sift through the air, ashen.

Out of the smoke, coals drop;
we pick them up, burn each other,
in disgust disgorge a lie.
Look at us now, seared and smoking,
moaning amid the stinking dead.