Concluding long ago God must be great
enough that It would never act as low
as human emperors, I didn’t hate
religion but I knew too much to throw
anthropomorphic attitude around.
A deity deserving of respect
would not require foreheads on the ground
or posture bending deep to genuflect.
In lesser news, if this democracy
is tender as the talking heads report,
then it was never what we all believe.
I think we’re vigorous. It seems to me
our pillars won’t be tumbled by his sort.
It’s that or too gargantuan to grieve.