Friday, August 15, 2008

God’s Attorney

In cafes, Kelly pays his bill before he eats
just in case the rapture snags him up away
and midst the riotous confusion,
someone finds his unpaid check and blames it all on God.
And so our over-thinking tilt toward analysis,
diagramming truth
to fit on titled books and business cards
makes evidence against us,
bears witness to our well-intentioned
nature to confound, confuse what is very simple.
Opting to develop an astute defense for God
with those who argue, do not get it,
who cannot without Kelly's help enjoy the secret know,
his life is spent on practicing, rehearsing lines
and missing every doorbell ring,
chance to dance or simply love without a net.

Copyright (c) 2007 Gary Brown

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