Dogs 2010

DEAR JESUS
(1/2/10)


another Christmas
come and gone
and still
you sleep

I am not
the one
who needs
evidence
of corporeal existence
in order to believe
the basic tenets
of your
doctrine

but the
multitude
of the faithful
who say your footprints
are more than
proved
have some
explaining
to do

Sephoris
seven miles distant
from your home
an anal retentive
center of records
while supporting
the tribulation
of your times
does not
even
name you

we
see neither
your correspondence
nor crypt
anywhere

ascendance
a clever
distraction
from the dearth
of evidential
life
or death

your
true believers
should display
their proof
if they are
so certain

I
a non-believer
need no body
to prove belief
in any a concept
construct
or precept
reaching beyond
mere populace

why
do
they?

show
yourself
historically
if not
messianically

save us
if you
can