Were you there when I took the sea
Out of the plastic packaging, defrosted it,
Reheated it on the range, carried the bowl
To the earth? Can you draw the Leviathan
In chalk? Can you make the wind blow
By turning on your oscillating fan?
Let me drive your car, let me crush
Your aluminum cans on my forehead,
Make me ice skate, make me run a
Lap, give me a nine-to-five job, give me
The night shift, my curriculum vitae
Is vitae, let me get the groceries.
I’ll hold the door for folks, just wait, watch me
Not forget to buy tomatoes (on sale), watch me
Prepare a table before my dinner party, watch me
While I’m grilling the burnt offering, watch me
Say grace before the food is cold, watch me
All the ends of the earth, for I am God and
There is none else.
Greg Scalise ’18 is a Philosophy and Classics joint concentrator in Pforzheimer House.