Sunday, July 24, 2011


Which element of the Christ myth
inspired him to stride out firing
from the hip? The parable
of the sower spreading cartridge cases
instead of seed, planting an island of corpses
in place of the stony field? The example
of the Good Samaritan who finds it
justifiable to put the victim of thieves
to death, rather than tend his wounds?
The guest at the wedding feast who amused
himself transforming wine into blood?
Blessed are the gunmen!
It is easier for the meek to inherit
the Kingdom of Heaven with a squeeze
of a trigger? Love thy neighbour
with a single shot to the head? Suffer
little children ….?

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