Just…Because

I am doing this because

The lizards stir at sunrise to slew across the patio screen

Cleaning as they go the night’s collection of leftover spider fodder

I am doing this because

One duck and then another joins the quacking, morning palaver

Bobbing bottoms up to eat as the flotilla skims the lake

I am doing this because

The old squirrel sits again in the bole of his tree with a nervous tail

Guarding his quiet gatherings as if whispering prayers into its tiny paws

I am doing this because

The turkeys jog around a bush, following the leader they take turns

Featherless heads barking a soliloquy into the still, morning air

I am doing this because

The sun, the lord of the sky, appears above the eastern shore

Posting itself with conviction as it makes ready to leap over our heads

I am doing this because

Within this vigil of daily behaviors, I close my eyes and see myself

Again, upon my knees, whispering prayers into my tiny paws.

Just…because

Until The Angels Are Gone!

You said that you believe in God but not in the way of religion

Is there a way to believe without religion…in God…or is religion the god

Upside down here in my tree of circumspection God seems so real, but

God has barely taken notice of us; you and I; we but whispers in time

Years ahead of you and you keep wanting to outpace me

Are you really listening to the idiots of the world around us…all of them

Do you know how I know that they are all wrong…all idiots…all stupid

How I came to realize that what we need to know will not come from them

All we need to know, is that we do not know; we are just as ignorant as they

This fact alone makes us smarter than them…more real…more correct

The same way a broken clock is absolutely correct at least twice each day

The most forcefully spoken (verbo veritatis) the least likely to be truth

The louder the claim (veritas cognoscitur) of truth, the more suspect it is

And God has no reason to lie, as men and angels do, and they do, always lie

The Great Awakening did not happen twice; the angels are still here with us

The Great Awakening is with us now, and will be, until the angels are gone.