Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Da Lawd" takes da easy way--holdin' vengeance fo' Hisself--

but us po' creatures o'His got da hard part--ya unnerstan'?--

we gotta fo'give 'n' fo'get--

that's what the old guy said to me

as he sat in the shade of the el on

a blistering day--

he has it worse than I do--

(and I have it pretty rough

and so does almost everyone else I know--

no Republicans here--)

some belongings in a cart--

sopping dirty white shirt--

shades and straw fedora

and not begging--not begging--

just telling it like it is--

the same shit

over and over

on every level

of the Vengeful One's creation--

and oh what grace? what grace?

what grace?

Content (c) 2008-2011 Philip Milito.

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