Dogs 2005

NO HEAVEN BUT...
(10/30/05)


enlightenment
spiritual awakening
religious revelation
sudden satori
recovery
call them
what you will
they are all
just simply playing
grab ass
with God

the holiest
of the saints
could only place
their parchment palms
upon the closed door
of worldly perceptions
concerning
a higher power
but
could not add
even one ounce
of spiritual weight
to what lies
on the
other side

holy
infinite
omniscient
most highest
compassionate
all knowing
Allah
Lord
God
even
mean motherfucker
are just human terms
that relate nothing
of meaning
to a true
unknown

what
we perceive
of the Divine
are only shadows
of its true nature
shown upon
the dysfunctional wall
of humanity

don't
talk to me
of God
unless you are willing
to drive to the desert
strip off your clothes
leave all food
and water
behind
and begin walking
across the sand
to the horizon
trusting in
His personal
answer
for you

make
your own heaven
while the good air
is still in you
or
place your
shaking hands
over teary eyes
and prepare
to die