Saturday, January 9, 2010

home grown religion

There's an ellipse beside me
grinning James
I abhor you

not because of your
alcohol intake
the fact that you
never cut your hair
wear white shirts and
frequent knick knacks in your abode

it's because I've
shaved mine short
drinking standard beer
wearing neutral-colored shirts
keeping my habitat colorless

smoldering ash
twice the man I am
seeking faith in inertial observations
snubbing money-making clerics
because they are fundamentally ugly

you’re my
home grown religion

5 comments:

Earth-ling said...

great blog here =]

Francis Scudellari said...

Very nicely done. I especially like the fourth stanza, and the conclusion.

Akeith Walters said...

What an interesting piece. Well done.

CathM said...

"seeking faith in inertial observations"--- interesting line!

PO Johnson said...

Thanks all for your comments! They mean a lot to me.

I'm an extremely unreligious guy. Many people are religious in Norway, which is strange as almost nobody is that in Sweden. I'm an atheist and a sceptic; but I've great respect for people who do beleive in a god or in gods. Guess I define religion a little unconventionally...