Sunday, November 9, 2008

Religion is a Funny Thing

Religion is a funny thing
at five o’clock in the morning

before it’s had its coffee
and put on its robe

it looks like any other
working stiff

too broke
to call in sick

one piece of toast
away from insanity

one hollow-futile scrape
of blackened crust

away from shrugging
its responsibility

for good.

From Songs and Letters, originally published April 28, 2008.

Note: “Religion is a Funny Thing” is part of the thirty-two-poem cycle of “religious” and “philosophical” poems that make up Volume 19 of Songs and Letters.

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William Michaelian said...

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