Poemdog

Dogs 2019

WOODEN IDOLS
(8/6/19)


worshiping
The Divine
in the material
plain
is a pain

so many
distractions

so many
worldly
paradoxes

most
surrender

feeling
more comfortable
worshiping
the worship
instead

those
tangible
objects

commanding
words

soothing
sounds

temples

churches

synagogues

places
of human
sanctuary

reverberating
with familiar
incantations

sheltering
the flock

because
the infinite
sky

the silence

are much
too desolate
to bear
for such institutional
adherents

the lights
will dim
for everyone

we shall
all be alone
in the end

finding God
now

in those
unnerving extremes
of solitude

guarantee
an easy
homecoming

when
our time
on Earth
is done