The cost of wielding a knife

Joseph interprets the dreams of Pharaoh, by Jean-Adrien Guignet, 1816–1864. Credit: Wikmedia Common

And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, but no one can interpret it. Now I have heard it said of you that for you to hear a dream is to tell its meaning.’

Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, “Not I! God will see to Pharaoh’s welfare.’ — Genesis 41:15–16

this tongue can reveal 
a knife cutting to the heart

the power was easy to love 
when it promised the stars

before i learned the cost 
a pit pulled from my gut

now, despite the marbled distance 
i can feel your hunger

give me your dreams 
and knowing will come

it will require sinew and blood
are you ready to pay the cost?


A/N: Love my poetry? Coffee is my love language