1 John 3:10-15

Don’t do right?

Don’t be of God.

More than ever

If wronging your brother

Who does right?

Told from all-start

To another

Love, love, love

Don’t be Cain

of Evil One,

Killing brother–

To what point and purpose?

Why Abel?

Why kill brothers?

Cain lived, ill works

(Right Abel’s right)

Don’t startle

When Cains hate you.

(We know we’ve bypassed

Death unto living)

We love brothers–

(That’s how we know–)

All not loving

Stay dead, lay dead

Hate brothers?

You’re a butcher

No murderer

Has life still within him.

Love brothers?

You’re a healer

All who heal will

live life lovely

Author: Lancelot Schaubert

Lancelot Schaubert has sold his written work to markets like The New Haven Review, McSweeney’s, The Poet’s Market, Writer’s Digest (magazine and books), Poker Pro, Encounter, The Misty Review, Carnival, Brink, and many other similar markets. He reinvented the photonovel through Cold Brewed and was commissioned by the Missouri Tourism Board to create a second photonovel — The Joplin Undercurrent — that both fictionalizes and enchants the history and culture of Joplin, Missouri. His work terraforms new worlds, tears the veil between the natural and supernatural, and jests with the paradoxes of classical metaphysics. When he’s not writing (or tinkering with cinema-ish narrative), he’s dabbling in dozens of different books, listening to people tell their life stories, camping, fishing, exploring unfamiliar territory (there’s a lot in New York), tinkering with new languages (Spanish, currently), exploring random disciplines like chemical engineering, as well as messing around with improv comedy (at UCB) and leisure de main and music. PLEASE SEND SOUP — he loves soup. Yes, even if it’s summer. Find him in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Tara, and their attack spaniel, Echo.

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