Dogs 2013

SCREWED PEWED & TATTOOED
(2/21/13)


I sit
while others
in my row
advance
to take
Holy Communion

I know
what it's all
about

I really
do

but participation
hints
at belief

and I
wouldn't
want to lie
to these
good people

I am there
to be with
my father

not The
Father

I understand
the longing
of some folks
for fellowship

a feeling
of community

that need
just happens
to counter
my tenets
of spirituality

I search
for that
which sustains me
when I'm alone

hurting

dying
a day
at a time

there are
many churches
but they are never
when and where
I really require
them

I need
something
within

something
without

to ward off
The Fear

I have
found
what works
for me

unfortunately
it defies
definition

which
is probably
as close
to God
as I'll ever
be

~

service done

Dad
is shaking hands
and smiling

he has
found
what works
for him