Dogs 2014

SLIDING THE SCRIPTURE
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they
are not
Christians

they
are not
Jews

so The Bible
bothers
them

they simply
refuse
to accept
the humanity
of the doctrine

they will
not attempt
to subtract
the mysticism
and fanaticism
from the tracts
to see the teaching
behind
the stories

those stories
are
our lives

then

now

forever

these current
breathers
complain
to me
of the fear

the unfairness

the frustration

of this
modern life

I point to
Psalms
Proverbs
and Ecclesiastes
as comfort
but they
will have
none
of it

fantasy
and fabrication
they tell
me

I pity
them

they reject
the wisdom
of the pages
because
of the religion
on the cover

they consult
their cell phones

the internet

and grow
angrier

more
disenfranchised

I go
to the den
and return
my bible
to the bookshelf

I pull out
The Koran
instead

the Muslims
couldn't relate
either