Poemdog

Dogs 2019

FOUR CENTURIES OR SO
(8/11/19)


apocryphal

intertestamental

deuterocanonical

it seems
so easy
for various
Christian sects
to dismiss the writings
of four hundred
years

a time
of heroes

prophets

books
of wisdom

filling
the gap
between Malachi
and Matthew

but unfortunately
not furthering
the promise
of a Christ

after the early
church hierarchy
had ordered
their canons
oh so
carefully

and when
the cornerstone
of a religion
in not mentioned
in a text

minimalizing
the text
by religion
is fairly easy
to understand

another
earthly power
sustained
by omission

bishops again
cloaking the flock
in ignorance

for their
followers
cannot be trusted
with their
own
souls