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           Here God
gums up in the mouth,
won’t spit itself out
with every easy expletive,
leaving the discussion free
for disagreement.

to digest than politically correct
sex, shit, or Shades of Grey,
it then tries to slide
down the coarse slope
of the throat,
but won’t.

           Or rather
can’t, catching instead
on the inside of each
a wedge of weighty
popular propositions.

thought-lasher, can’t-believe-you-
believe quasher, eyes as wide as
some size ten foot in a mouth
trying to chew through
the ultimate classroom

while you wonder why
the syllable turns
rancid, Whoever shall
deny me fanatically churning
bile in a belly of half-


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