02 September 2006

new poem

may or may not be finished yet - but here goes:

business must be good

the workers are hoisting gigantic sparkling new air conditioning units
to the rooftop across the street
taking special care
as not to clip the ‘prayer phone booth’ below.
no longer will the parishioners be heard muttering,
it’s hotter than hell in here!
hell hath no fury, after all, as a parishioner scorched.

come Sunday, two by two, they will enter a much more temperate climate
to raise their voices in fellowship, in praise.
they will empty their trendy young pocketbooks
to give god his due. or jesus. or united heating and cooling inc.
and they will pray
for god’s blessing.
they will pray for the strength to kill the terrorists
before they come to take away the air-conditioning.


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