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Dogs 2017

THE JESUS CULT
(10/25/17)

difficult
to imagine
them
now

an isolated
group
of nomadic
individuals

sandals

robes

all following
the teachings
of one man

long before
the myths
began

the Olympian
narratives necessary
to make the doctrine
more acceptable

more meaningful

more magical

for popular
consumption

simple lines
on parchment
were never enough
to deliver
the general
populace

only
the true believers
cherished
such directness

such clarity

of course
they had
an advantage

they had
a face
to put with
the words