Dogs 2010

TRINITY
(9/20/10)


the Qur'an
is an interesting
read

all
the standard
Biblical
plots and characters
are primarily
there

Adam
Abraham
Isaac
Jacob
Joseph
Moses
John the Baptist
Mary
Jesus

then came
Mohammad

he integrated
the most pertinent
points
of Judaism
and Christianity
while separating
Islam
from both

the religious
intolerance
was retained
of course

there is
a heavy undercurrent
of dissatisfaction
with the perceived
pomposity and hypocrisy
of the Jews
and the tripartite
confusion
of the Christians

I can
definitely
understand
either point
of view

nothing wrong
with disaffected
desert folk
creating something
to which
they might
belong

all three
sects
have that
in common

1,400
years later
they still
uneasily share
the same spiritual
home ground
and a mutual
distrust
sometimes hatred
of each other

difficult
to figure
that one god
could attain
such a multitude
of attributes

one desert
too many grains
of sand