1 John 3:7-10

Little kids, be artless, be not naive

Listen not to the scoffer’s deceiving

tongue. Only right-doers are right,

For he who is righteous never does wrong

See only wrong-doers are wrong

For he known as devil can’t sing our new song

From the get-go he sinned, and ever will sin

For this God’s Son was unmasked in God’s Play

Destroying the works of the devilish one.

Those begotten of God never “will sin”

For a seed of the Son planted within

Roots out sin’s abilities, for he’s of God

And this is how children of God are unveiled

For this is how devilish children unclothe.

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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