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Chapter 97: The Lamp

I'm bathed in the light;
I shine in the purity.
A tailor of right,
Equal luminosity.

And the vessels of light are the common vials
Of the everyday man
Emptied of their recipe,
Retooled to help us see.

I live at the roots,
The primal dichotomy,
A fork in the road,
A choice in its infancy.

And I'm filling our lamps with the murdered beasts;
Only nature can lead
From the fool's eternity,
Untainted by human beings.

Sleep in the light as if I'm only
Closing my eyes for a while.

I'm bathed in the light;
I shine in the purity.
A tailor of right,
Equal luminosity.

And the vessels of light are the common vials
Of the everyday man
Emptied of their recipe,
Retooled to help us see.

And the vessels of light are the common vials,
And the vessels of light are the common vials,
And the vessels of light are the common vials
Of the everyday man,
To help us see.

(c) and (p) 2008 Patrick Shea

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from The Best of Call Me Ishmael, released March 7, 2012

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Patrick Shea Brooklyn, New York

Patrick is a nerd, a book lover, a math afficianado, an Ishmael, and an Ahab. He lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters. He grew up in Portland, OR; and has also lived in Grinnell, IA (for college); and Austin, TX.

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