“writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. we are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. it's like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. you can't stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.”
- anne lamott
Sunday, April 8, 2012
if we were created
if we were created in god’s image
then when god was a child,
he smushed fire ants with his fingertips
and avoided tough questions.
there are ways around being the go-to person, everybody,
even for ourselves.
even when the answer is clear
like the holy water gentiles would drink
before they realized forgiveness
is the release of all hope for a better past.
is for anybody
who needs a safe passage through my mind.
if i really was created in god’s image,
well then when god was a boy
he wanted to grow up to be a man,
a good man
and when god was a man,
a good man,
he started telling the truth in order to get honest responses.