When After Too Much, Job Abandoned His City
No more batteries or breakfast. No more clean socks. No music. Under God’s heavy thumb, I am all animal. Unable to crawl away, to kneel upright. “This is what happens,” God said, and then: nothing. My new body is like my old one: a little bored and worn out, out of prayers and places to rest. From this pointillated distance, the city lights look like boats floating on top of other boats.