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Dogs 2017

CROSS AND CROWN
(12/1/17)

maybe
we should blame
the confusion
on Constantine

perhaps
even earlier
on Paul

for this modern
church/state
conglomeration

although
the Jewish

Egyptian

Persian

et al

temple/states
are the obvious
forerunners

somewhere
a partnership
developed

we were greeted
by two faces
of the same
bureaucracy

Big Brothers
wearing different
costumes

but clowns
of the same
circus

preaching

legislating

oppressing

abusing

they wonder
at our distrust

at our violence

at our searching
for alternative
personal paths

still
we pay
tithes

taxes

just
to keep
on the good side
of both sides
of the coin

forever
hesitant believers

we can't
help
ourselves