Everybody Loves Their Tool

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Word has it that
in the beginning was the Word
but given millennia of I-love-me-best
that opener was probably written by a bard

The same from a painter would have read:
in the beginning was the line, or stroke,
or brush tool of Photoshop,
a mechanic would have said
the first efflorescence was a wrench
and a politician would have sworn
the universe had flowered from a lie
—everybody loves their tool

In any case that phrase
would not have been written by God
for whom beginnings are
practical figments of our imagination
along with their anticipated ends
—so Death, be not smug

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Jim Culleny
May 2006

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2 thoughts on “Everybody Loves Their Tool

  1. The bard, the painter, the mechanic, the politician, and the preacher put it this way: John 1:1, 14
    “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God….and the Word (God) became flesh…….
    John 1:1,14 word – logos – thought expressed – logos became flesh and lived among us.
    Not written by God but written by a holy man of God inspired by God to write it.

    And death will not have the last word. “….The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” I Corinthians 15.

    End of my commentary – now my complimentary ; I like your poetry.

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