Natural Consequences

Since kindness
carried no guarantee
since a loving heart
was worthless
on the open market
since a generous spirit
got sucked dry
and was soon discarded–

We erected a new God
carried it to the high place
where the old ones
gave up their seats
gently swaying in the breeze
of our disdain
drowning in the sea
of our thin-lipped pride
rendered swiftly invisible
in the glare of the neon God
in the howling cacophony
of its worshippers–

And now that God Cash
sprawls on its throne
slavering with relentless hunger
for human spirits
drooling heartsblood
its claws sunk deep
into the flesh
of our shared humanity–

Only now we howl
in shocked distress
weep in pain
for the lost soul
of who we were
before the monstrous beast
took the throne
we willingly offered.

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About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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