testimony of the gerasene demoniac

when that man's footsteps approached
the demons inside me hushed
then suddenly roared

"come out!" the sound reverberated inside me
and hurled me to the ground; the demons,
fur bristling, rushed out one by one

the pigs surged down the cliff to the lake
their screams as they drowned resounded for a time
when i came to myself, he was standing

near me
my body was light
as though a soft breeze were blowing through