On the heels of the molten beast
the order is given to build
he then gathered together
the entire community.
We feared he wasn’t coming down from the mountain
so we gathered against his brother
and said to him
make us a god who shall go before us
for that man
who brought us out?
— we don’t know what happened to him.
And they made a molten beast
out of the rings they wore
in their ears.
So the building — a sign of healing
we have been forgiven
with the molten beast.
But the big Healing came to us through the artist
it was the artist who healed the wound.
Small alef; poetry Vayakhel 2
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