Dogs 2013

SCRIPTURE IN SAND
(10/8/13)


the words
change
through
drifting time

those unchanged
lose
their intended
meanings

yet we focus
only
on what is seen
today
and whatever
the modern
interpretation
may be

then
doctrine

edicts

laws

are formed
from this limited
understanding

personal
morals
are decided

national
consciousnesses
are formed

fences
erected
to separate
one
from another

inevitably
barriers are
breached

fist fights
arrests
wars
and revolutions
are staged

memories
erased

papers
burned

stones
crushed
beyond recognition

their messages
lost
then misremembered
to shackle
society
once again

we learn
nothing
because
we learn
from the books
which
we write

sun
and rain
may curl
the pages
but their sentences
are etched
forever
upon our minds
for our suffering
souls
to read

we need
no Hell
explained
to us