Vintage Kettle: Dirty God

Dirty God (2010)

If you are
The image of the invisible god
Then I can only assume
God has bad teeth and calluses

I’ve never seen a picture of you
That’s convinced me
We really wish you to be real

If we did, the great stone churches
Older than most trees and our country
Would find their floors stained
With images of a swarthy man
With dandruff and vitamin deficiencies
As the glory passes through
Their high windows

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2 Responses to Vintage Kettle: Dirty God

  1. Danny says:

    a) any attempt at poetry i have ever tried (other than haiku…of which i am a master) has failed. so i probably will never comment on the form but only on the message.

    b) every time i look at a painting of Jesus i wonder: 1) they do know He is jewish right? 2) has the artist read isaiah 53:2?

  2. I’ve never seen a picture of you
    That’s convinced me
    We really wish you to be real

    this gave me shivers. in a good way.

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