Not Pentecostal

Dale Benson
University of Otago
Department of English

Deep South v.2 n.3 (Spring, 1996)

Copyright (c) 1996 by Dale Benson, all rights reserved.

Not Pentecostal

What on earth I used to think and feel
Good Fridays I can't imagine.
The brain, resembling pigs' lights, is electric
and grows less mysterious that 2000 years'
inconclusive study. Or does it?
this wood may change,
but these flames aren't pentecostal.
I toss another log,
and smoke rolls up the chimney, 
the wood a metaphor that smoulders as I ask
and ask, and ask, and ask
damp questions.

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