Inspired by old Bibles: printed with ink and sometimes gold foil on linen or vellum paper, bound in leather, and sometimes nibbled on the shelves
The mice know
taste and see that the Lord is good.
find refuge, God is their hiding place.
has written the law on its heart.
lets the word pierce between bone and marrow
“Let my body be a living sacrifice
consuming and being consumed by
And the word is holely,
not solely locked behind glass
in a library but grass.
Yes pieces of it were in the
once the worms that ate it decayed
and they fed the green pastures
where the shepherd let his sheep lay down.
And the sheep laid down its life
and was bound with cords
on the altar
to free the people
The word was living and active,
the word became flesh
and it was created from gold dust
it was earthy
as precious as delicious.