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Dogs 2019

MONOCHROME
(8/29/19)


I say God

they think
Christian

I say Yahweh

they see
a Jew

I say Allah

they search
for signs
of Islam

I say Great Spirit

and they
wonder
at my native
roots

they feel
compelled
to paint me
from a religious
palette

when there
is no need
to tarnish
the canvas
of The Divine

to mottle
the simplicity
of being