Cherry picked salvation
tablet from the mount
in pieces
shredded verse by verse
and inspected
like the bones
of a dead chicken
in the market
on Saturday night
the message lost
in the shattering
one by one
of neighbours caught
in the malevolence
of cherry picking
before the sermon
Sunday morning.


(I followed a thread on the amazing Janis Ian’s Facebook page where one lost soul spouted on about the misinterpretation of the 4th Commandment, missing entirely the meaning of the Commandments in their entirety – it made me soul-sad. – ml)

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