Dogs 2015

DESPERATION DEITIES
(8/24/15)


we're
afraid

either life
is overwhelmingly
too much
for us

or woefully
too little

so we create
gods
to alleviate
our fears

to give us
hope

we give
them
personalities

rules
of engagement

we pride
ourselves

we shame
ourselves

as if
they were
looking
down
upon us
at every moment

we wonder
why others
do not follow
such regimens

we do not
trust anyone
who believes differently
from us

they are
the enemy

they
are going
to Hell

we are
so concerned
with our judgmental
overseers
that we forget
to look
at what
has been created
for us

forget
to see
the miracles
that our religions
promise us

we pray
when
we should be
reveling
in the life
about us

we sit

stand

kneel

in stuffy
temples

mosques

churches

and synagogues

when all
that we need
is to walk
outside

to marvel
at the miracle
of our existence

the Earth
is the holy place
for us all

every step
our alter

every meal
our sacrament

every breath
our prayer