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Published September 3, 2012 by April Fox

you, when looking up
at your great blue sky
universe full of gifts-
patriarch of all of us
staring back in disbelief-
spirits out there,
guiding you-
muscle-bared, red-burnt skin
steering you, malicious
into the path of wrong

you, when looking up
find grace in things
that are not there
and absolution by simple virtue
of wanting to believe

knees bent, begging
emasculated, eviscerated
pulling every shred of decency out through your
brain waxed
caressed and suffocated
by the hands you think
have carried you

you, when looking up
into that great mirror
that you’ve shattered
are the blindest of the blind
walking straight into the fate
that you’ve designed.

Amendment One

Published May 9, 2012 by April Fox

i feel as if
amendment one
is being read by the light of a bulb
shining through the skins
of my family, friends-
my children.

how can you cry your careful,
scripted tears over the loss of a life
not yet started
and tell the child before you
that his life means less than yours?

pro-life, and yet you spit
your prejudice and bile into the faces of your neighbors
fight to take away
their right to life

how easy is it for you to waste your righteous hours
combing through the verses in your book
tossing bits and pieces into piles by the side
over here are things that we’ll ignore
over here is where we make the condemnation pile

you gossip in the grocery aisles
while you shop for pork and tampons
maybe lobster for the anniversary of when you stopped
fucking behind the back
of the god that you adore

dip your razor in the baptismal pool
round the edges of your beard
shave your scalp clean
watch your faith fall to the floor

wine-drunk in the mornings
cannibalizing christ and if his body was inside you
you would see where you are wrong.

slave-owner, whore
if i were bible-bound like you
i could whip you while you cleaned my floors
then sell you for your meat
so your body could be violated
like your conscience must have been.

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