Moses asks God for a Name
And gets a puzzle for his trouble.
"Be" in first person singular, imperfect.
And, I discover, that is also my name.
Here I am sitting in a strange place, alone,
And very imperfect myself.
It is a name for God that fits
In quiet moments of uncertain thoughts.
Who shall I be? What name applies
In this perfectly imperfect world
Of solitary questioning within?
I will be a shepherd alone with the fire.
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