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Posted by: Emily's test Blog | 3rd Apr, 2008


You are not he, you are not me
Any more, false fee
Which I have paid and seen it
Cover my sins, red and white,
And bow down knee to knee.

Jesus, I have had to kill you.
You died before I had time–
Bread and wine and broken you
Ghostly man and god in one
Big as my eye, my arms.

I have always made you from me
With my stars and stripes from sea to sea
And my crisp good news
And my Aryan eye, bright blue,
Lady Liberty, Rosie, O Me–

I melted your mettle for a key
To read words right and say “It is he,”
And pushed from our eye
Men darker than us
And I said, I see, I see.

If I’ve killed one man, I’ve killed me
The vampire who said she was free
And drank your blood for a time
And will again, if you want to know.
Daddy, you can be you now.

Not a god but God
Caught me under a tree
Its arms stretched to you,
When I shook the plank from my eye
And began to see.