Dogs 2005

PRAYER
(12/22/05)


please
deliver me
from your religion
I have no need
for misguided
pedantic
social engineering

please
deliver me
from your trinity
consubstantial nonsense
distracting from
the one
leading toward
only obscurity

please
deliver me
from your god
some vengeful deity
as moody as
a lover left
with malice
on the mind

please
deliver me
from my god
a cloudy collation
of things learned and feared
leaving me to pray
to an unclear
animal
of many
limbs

please
deliver me
from myself
and my warped view
of life and the living
planets circling
an uncertain sun
heaving in its own
twisted fabric

please
deliver me
from deliverance
a useless hope for an
external answer
to internal
problems

please me

amen