Sunday, January 14, 2007

To wash God's mouth out

To wash God's mouth out
with soap of unction and balm of Gilead
so honest inquiry is thwarted
to usurp direct authority of plain experience
or lack thereof
to profess oracular insight
by supernatural revelation

to be guiltless of error
to invoke an eternity of fiendish torture for simple doubt
or consideration of doubt
and to prevent recognition
that no expertise at juggling text
can transport us from our world to next

september, mmv

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