Prophet: A Becoming

Today’s prophet will be known 
By those who have been laid to rest in their words.
Today’s prophet will not see mystical visions of the future,
But will hold steadfast to this body and this time.
Today’s prophet will be known by sackcloth and ashes. 
They will fear what you fear, know what you know. 

Today’s prophet will not comprehend their cause, only their means to their ends,
And from these they must construct their sight. 
Vision will come to them not by divine right, 
But rather by becoming forsaken. 
Anguished and beaten, 
Today’s prophet will not merely be, 
But will become alongside you and me. 


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