POEM (Biblical exegesis) by Justin Sherwood
Biblical exegesis in which I smash the heads of the next generation’s children against the stones. Where I don’t find meaning I find myself reproduced in quivering tide pools, however shallow. I come to the coast (all civilizations do) seeking my future. I find instead only my likeness will float.
Justin Sherwood's poems and essays have appeared in H_NGM_N, elimae, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of The New School creative writing MFA program, where he was selected for the 2012 Paul Violi Prize in Poetry.