10 Isaac and Leah’s ascension into the city had no effect on the chaos they had already bred.
2 Their shadows diffused on the ground directly beneath them as the sun shone above.
3 And the people ran past without recognition of either of their faces from the dreams they had glimpsed.
4 Isaac thought of his father. Leah of her mother.
5 And neither made an attempt to follow the others into the desert.
6 As the city purged both the pious and the depraved, Isaac remained calm and Leah’s mind fell out of arrangement. She attempted to piece together the gravity of their dreams.
7 And, with the exodus finally complete, the city was home only to Isaac and Leah.
8 The intense energy and heat continued to ravage the city.
9 And the wall around the garden began to fall: each brick traversing another and turning to dust.
10 As Isaac and Leah returned to their homes to gather their things, the garden expanded.
11 The vines stretched over the collapsed
boundary and into the dirty streets.
12 Insects and beasts that prospered in Eden moved cautiously into foreign sectors of the city and took refuge in barren homes.
13 Isaac and Leah too accepted solace in new quarters near the center, choosing an unadorned A-frame containing a simple bed of tamarisk and a desk facing east and the morning light.