22 Jun 2016 – HoeDown

How many handguns will it take
to blast a hole in this rowboat,
and sink it – just to prove our point?

The praying mantis pumps with joy,
but never having seen the script
can’t know how badly it will end.

When Christ called all the people sheep,
He spoke with Love and Pity, mixed –
but this was not a compliment.

I saw graffiti scrawled on graves
of ocean waves that offered thanks:
‘Loose lips HAVE sunk a thousand ships!’

I swear, I’ve never felt such hope!
I watch as green weeds fight their way
through cracks in silly people’s thoughts!

Far too much news from far away
will only leech the soul of hope
that God’s good sense still lives on Earth.