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Dogs 2016

INSTITUTIONAL PARADOX
(12/14/16)

religion

a many peopled
enterprise
intended
to put us
in touch
with God

so that we
no longer
need people

no longer
need anything
worldly

doctrine

holy places

but
when we find
the divine

leave
their
company

their
rules

their
structures

they are
distraught

believing
that we should
always be
amongst them

there must be
something wrong
with us

they do not
seem to realize
that not all
of us
are teachers

commiserators

conspirators

we live
alone

living only
for the day

and if
the next one
should miraculously
arrive

we shall
live
for that