you who have been chosen from amongst the rubble.
How is it possible for someone like you to sleep?
If you lock the doors,
I shall tear out your windows.
And if you decline,
I shall vaccinate your longing with madness.
And if thirst overcomes you,
I shall baptize you in the spring of Midian.
And if you look back,
I shall ransom you with salt from Sodom.
And if you tremble,
I shall enshroud you in my wings.
And if anger descends upon you,
I shall cast within your heart the secrets of tranquillity.
I will change colours within your eyes.
I will make it possible for you to see
that which they see not.”