Out of the whirlwind  
God answers Job 
out of the whirlwind- 
heaven-avalanche of bodies 
ripped from home rained down 
on heads spinning amid 
rock-splitting screams of gusts and groans 
the guts of sky a nauseous tumult- 
turning over sure-footing  
falsely stepped; hail and gale- 
force rage against cathedral walls 
and palisades skull-like 
with dark sockets for windows 
where all the glass long since stained 
is smashed 
the whirlwind implacably 
indignant howls from hurricane Rachel 
unthinkable thunder 
Earth with Earth colliding 
in a screech of snapping bones 
out of this whirlwind God answers Job... 

that's all we're really told. 

Greg Kennedy, SJ is assigned to the spiritual exercises ministry at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Novalis will publish Greg's book - “Reupholstered Psalms” - on March 1, 2020.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 11:39h, 19 June Reply

    Thank you Greg.

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