Befitting

Grant me grace, God, as befits Your kindness.

Psalm 51:1a, Robert Alter’s translation

The charge: conduct unbecoming.
Actions unsuitable to one’s station
and rank. A waste of power spent
on unworthy, debased ends with
no
real
reward
or hope of any gain.
But what if the accused
doesn’t care about whether
it’s becoming or not?
What if stooping
is better?

5-22-2019

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