A Bad Day for Theocracy

(14 May 2013, marriage equality Minnesota)

 

A bad day for creeds; 

a bad day for stares;

a bad day for blind 

obedience to blundering 

 

oracles, as Henry put

it long ago. A bad day

for obedience. A bad

day for “act like us.”

 

Why not, Ralph asked,

long ago, why not 

behold god and nature 

face to face with our

own eyes, weaving 

 

our own tales? Long 

ago Henry and Ralph

said stop listening

to long ago. So, do 

 

we have a poetry of 

insight, a philosophy

without tradition now, 

a religion of revelation, 

 

to us, not the masters

inscribing themselves on 

 

ages, not the moldy books?

not the stares of the old,

powerful “it’s always been”?

 

A bad day for moldy books; 

a bad day for fistfuls of musts.

 

A good day to speak

of Henry and Ralph

erasing themselves 

 

into revelation, to

you, on and on, a good

day to write ourselves.

A Bad Day for Theocracy (14 May 2013, marriage equality Minnesota)

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