The book of Genesis proclaims
Jacob, son of Isaac, brother of Esau,
Father of the chosen people
went out from Beer–sheba, toward Haran.
When the sun was set lay down to sleep
with stones as a pillow and dreamed a ladder.
Moats of dust thrown up by angels’ feet,
bearers of souls to life everlasting,
a golden path between earth and heaven.
The foot rested with the dreamer at Bethel,
the holy House of God.
At the top of the ladder was Yahwey.
The book of Pharmacology proclaims
Benzodiazepine, Yellow Ladders
on the street, to ease anxiety,
give dreams the colour of the sun.
Pushers peddling on concrete pavements.
Two milligrams of alprazolam
to dream the dream of Jacob.
Ascending the ladder to touch
Yarwey, God of the chosen people,
mischievous entity, celestial clown,
assigning the land of others
to the seed of the false firstborn of Isaac.