on organised religion
Christian, muslim, jew – god is
(let us grant it) but not how you mean it.
Is perhaps but as an abstract, not
a real person, a prime mover,
an architect, actor, an interested
party; a master of history
traversing the linear time-line
from zero to eternity.
There’s no such god.
When I was in Christchurch,
this guy was handing out leaflets.
I handed mine back & he said,
‘He’s up there watching us’.
I walked on, said nothing
but it came to me later –
what i should have said was Liar!
Because it’s true: there’s no excuse
for not knowing.