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colony collapse
restless legs
identity theft
tainted eggs

leaded Barbie
cancer genes
home invasion
tainted greens

diseased hearts
deadly sin
broken parts
tumbling in

tasered youth
speech bereft
monks for truth
what love is left?

popping pills
guns in school
glossy pages
skinny cool

homeless nola
no one cares
bullies at war
shiny wares

early risers
sound alarms,
can’t convince
of coming harms

untitled

April 17, 2008

What is to fear in a Sea of Joy?
What is to fear in a Great Spirit?
What is to fear in a Loving God?

Dear Bishop

March 7, 2008

and what about the violence
once they leave the womb?

the God Cage

November 7, 2007

We frame God
in a cage of words
like a monkey
begging for coins.

Viva Las Vatican

September 13, 2007

I was taught
only Catholics are saved.

I would worry
Elvis might burn in hell.

I prayed for his conversion.

the art of following 2

February 28, 2007

Begin
by descending
into
a deep
shaft
of required thinking.

With each
downward
step
move further
from the truth.

Continue
down
down
to where
a flashlight
is called the sunlight.

There
you will stay
to follow
a manufactured god.

 

I think

December 29, 2006

I am no better
or worse
than others.

I do not pretend
special powers
or treasures
to inform you.

I can only tell you
what I think,

not what to think.