instruction manual for the high priest


in order for the offering to ascend
properly it must stay on the altar all
night make sure the fire is kept
burning until morning when the offering
has been reduced to ash when the
remaining cinders have danced out of the
fire flying up like slaves set free at
last take the dying embers and go outside
far outside the camp to a place you have never
been before and dump them in a heap still
smoking still burning with desire
when you return wash yourself thoroughly then
place more wood on the altar you
must not let the fire go out do
not let the fire
go out

(Leviticus 6:1-6)

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3 Comments on “instruction manual for the high priest”

  1. I don’t like any God that likes the smell of burning flesh

  2. dbsutton58 says:

    Roger that.

  3. Julie Parson Nesbitt says:

    I especially love the ending.


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