Jonah When God regrets agreeing to deals he made with devils devised with dark designs he appeals to sunken creatures for whom he chose a flood so that evils would survive to be summoned from the seas when he needs something to swallow his own graven image. And when he’s half-digested, reformed with dovish graces, the man’s regurgitated on foreign shores for salvage. He puts his ear to shells he’s scavenged from the wreckage and listens for his message susurring in the waves
Matthew King used to teach philosophy at York University in Toronto, Canada; he now lives in what Al Purdy called “the country north of Belleville”, where he tries to grow things, counts birds, takes pictures of flowers with bugs on them, and walks a rope bridge between the neighbouring mountaintops of philosophy and poetry. He is on the web at birdsandbeesandblooms.com, and on twitter @cincinnatus_c_.