Tagged: religion

if not the gods them-

Spielberg, Harvey… and

Spielberg, Harvey… and
God goes the current tally
for Oscar acknowledgements.
not knowing anything
about Spielberg,
Harvey and God as both
Punisher and Redeemer
take the win
.
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when i heard today

when i heard today
that NASA had discovered
a new solar system with seven
earth-like planets, i sighed
thank god as if i were
closer to getting off
this one. other lures:
the system’s star
is an ultracool
dwarf
named TRAPPIST-1,
no abrahamic relations, and
cosmically speaking,
40 light years away
is only right next door
.
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here’s our history –

sunday, i am at

the system is a

the system is a
thread that needs
to be pulled. the
red tape that keeps
it from fraying is
ever temporary
.
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there is a boa

there is a boa
constrictor
inside
all of us,
one to several
slithers
away from the
strangle.

against place
of birth, rearing,
religion and
politics, all
of the categories
and identifiers
used to
draw the fine
threads between
wild and tame,
impulse and
restraint,
us and them,
reason is screwed
on ever so
tightly.

the only difference
between me and you
is how tight
.
20130420:1605
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in the annals that are

in the annals that are
us versus them, history
has proven that
it has been us all
along – even as we
wait gathered on
one breath
this
morning, suspect
at large, we are
together on this:
it is us over
and over
again, there’s no
backing away
from that short straw
.
20130419:0750
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some histories

some histories
are just inked
stronger, the
way traces of
an old romance
can remain
visible beneath
St. Augustine’s
meditation on the
psalms. define
renunciation
when your lips
are this close,
deciphering
a way back
.
20130210:1051
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we all take slightly

we all take slightly
similar, slightly
different, paths
forwards and
backwards
towards the same
god – one who
loves or hates
our enemies, one
who can convince
us that what is
good is evil, what is
wrong is right.
when synthesized,
we are marching
to the beat of the
same drum, beckoning
us to take our eyes
off the ball

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