(February 5,1951 / Little Rock, Arkansas United States of America)

To Certain Persons, Poets Who Use Christ As A Fashion Accessory Or Throw-Away Cultural Aside

Christ is not a backdrop for anything
much less that he should provide your pose
a green skied background for your latest whimsy

in quoting him so negligently you show the cognescenti
how you have moved on
let there be applause of the milder sort,

the conferring of honors.

why the green sky perhaps you languidly ask
in between signing autographs
it's the colour the sky chooses to announce

a coming disaster.tornado sky, some say
the winds pick up they blow the pose
the backdrop too, Away.

what else there is to say, to do you already know
but you won't say it will you.

mary angela douglas 7 april 2016

by Mary Angela Douglas

Comments (0)

There is no comment submitted by members.