October Poem 5: Traditional American Values

It’s just like water under the bridge, pooled

And stagnant with an oily sheen from

The decomposition of this season’s

Fallen leaves. And the smell. The methane burps

Rising up from the black bottom, and the

Sulfur gas stuck down in the ditch dug from

All the years when the water had moved. To

Walk up on the bridge shows the beauty of

The weathered wood and rusted nails. And the

Path choked by weeds teeming with insects for

The birds to eat. And the dead cat floating

Baptized in the pool of bottom feeders

Plucking at his putrefying innards

In the holy water of the dollar store God.

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September Poem 63: Today in Religious News: Pantoum

Elisha expressed his deepest remorse.

Multiple nations held under one head

Eaten by bears too harsh a punishment.

Household on one welfare account.

 

Multiple nations held under one head

Jesus in for questioning on

Household on one welfare account.

Reports that Lazarus faked his own death.

 

Jesus in for questioning on

God to be held up as a deadbeat dad.

Reports that Lazarus faked his own death.

Mary claims she never received a dime.

 

God to be held up as a deadbeat dad.

One family nets world’s largest welfare check:

Mary claims she never received a dime.

Government to revoke tax-free status

 

One family nets world’s largest welfare check:

Of each Christian, Muslim, and Jewish church.

Government to revoke tax-free status

In that historians have shown that God

 

Of each Christian, Muslim, and Jewish church

And Abraham conspired to defraud.

In that historians have shown that God,

He had children both by wife and handmaid.

 

And Abraham conspired to defraud.

Eaten by bears too harsh a punishment.

He had children both by wife and handmaid.

Elisha expressed his deepest remorse.

August Poem 36: Ragnarok

Catastrophes. Revealing stripes of the

Manufactured Gods. Hidden like slender

Cigarettes held to their lips. The old Gods

Growing in a field as leaves. Let their smoke

Linger in their veins. Wrapping. Smothering.

And hiding between religions. Hiding.

The snakes and spiders and rats and rocks and

Pits. They balance the feeble human mind.

But it doesn’t make sense to remember

Where Gods have not been poisoned. Where you saw

Them last. Stalking you. But you don’t want to

Chance their bite. The Gods had been exceptions.

Wrong. Tied. But that didn’t stop them. Or you’d

See them now in the grass. Decomposing.

August Poem 15: Is as a God of Love

Up to my face like not knowing the grain.

Warn of God’s love and lifetimes of risking

Unwanted caressing of my new love.

I don’t mind experiments of living

Love in a rush to make it into Heaven.

But Hillary is not all love and peace.

She is cunt Jemima. Is living God.

Is this problem surmised. Is as a God

Of love. Love of a beautiful woman.

Love to spot a beautiful woman. Love

On her means. On her fire door. On her

Attempting knowledge. On her beer people

You wanna know. On her Saturday vote.

On her ceiling of black shame. On her meat.

August Poem 1: Today in Religious News

Elisha expressed his deepest remorse.

Eaten by bears too harsh a punishment.

Jesus in for questioning on

Reports that Lazarus faked his own death.

God to be held up as a deadbeat dad.

Mary claims she never received a dime.

One family nets world’s largest welfare check:

Government to revoke tax-free status

Of each Christian, Muslim, and Jewish church

In that historians have shown that God

And Abraham conspired to defraud.

He had children both by wife and handmaid.

Multiple nations under one head of

Household. On one welfare account.

July Poem 21: God’s Eye

Ridding the winds of Hurricane Matthew.

A felt vibration of wind, in a word.

Ephemeral slight of meaningless wind.

Up from the rock strewn friction chips signaled

Itself relax. Those who escaped the rock

Were lost. For my part, I swam. On that rock,

The stone music led and had envisioned

The deep, the stone. This was the cornerstone

If the cornerstone happened. The white line

In the water, to clean his catch on man,

God’s eyes watered the dew point like a ghost,

Took water, and rose up the stately streets

Between the high wave that rose up in him

In the blowing in off the lapping waves.