# Dust—All’s Yellow
"You may destroy, completely extirpate,"
Replies the second friend, "That final spark
Still glowing in your soul, ascribe to fate
The recompense of man, and in your dark
Cascade deny the light.1 This you may do
Oblivious to truth. The blind deny
The light while staring at the sun—and you
Howl 'Justice!' just as justice you defy.
Yet consequence is plain to see for all,
Unscrolled in time, writ large and fair, condign.
Your scroll, though now a smudged and angry scrawl,
Could be a palimpsest of your design.
Your plaint is common, shameful, and untrue.
1: See Job 8. Job's second comforter, Bildad, argues that there is in fact justice in the world, implying that Job may not be as innocent as he claims.
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