Had not the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac been with me, you would have sent me away empty handed. Genesis 31: 42
Feel the electrostatic changes in the air
that signal the presence of the one we cannot see;
feel the fine hair rising on your neck and arms.
Heart rate increasing, skin pimpling,
your muscles tense, ready to fight or to flee.
Swear, and swear true
by the God of our Father Abraham;
Swear by that numinous terror that comes at night,
the Fear of Isaac.
Let him stand between us, you and me.