The Book of Evil

            all that remains of Leviticus

make
a person
a male
a female
a person
a male
a female
a person
a male
and
a female
of silver
a person
or more
a male
a female

whoever would
pass
may pick
the good
the bad or
any substitution

anyone
too poor
will
make
an animal

such an
animal must
wish
to
be
something holy
and
it will become

a field

This is a reprint of work originally published in A Door with a Voice.

Katie Manning is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Whale Road Review and an Associate Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Her first full-length poetry collection, Tasty Other, is forthcoming in November as the 2016 winner of the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Find her online at http://www.katiemanningpoet.com.

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