Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Best Man Can Be

Best Man Can Be
© Surazeus
2015 07 08

I ignore the ringing phone of his hope
and remember the wood bat of his rage.

I walk alone on the pier after dark
and see my face in the dark restless waves.

Jesus is a character we devise
to personify the best man can be.

"I cannot be like Jesus," he declared,
"because I can be nobody but me."

How can I escape the rope of his words
that bind me to the door of sacrifice?

I will never go back to church again
for I prayed but no one answered my prayers.

My grandmother joined hands with her best friends
and they sang while dancing on the full moon.

I stand alone on the shimmering full moon
and become a dolphin leaping in waves.

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