owned in equal measure by the famous and the nameless.
Thus saith Ra the LORD."
(A jet fighter scratches its vapor fingernails against the
And then I announced to myself:
Mankind is a patchwork of the alienated and the
Of the squandered and the saved.
Of the vicious and pacific.
Of the sane and the imbecile.
Of ensultaned and enslaved...
And Heaven the shared possession of our various souls,
demarcated by our own social lines and by the lines in our
Thus saith I.
(Ants parade across the yard's Formica table.)
And I stretched and left the porch.