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The Appendage

Just a thought ...

What if our forefathers have failed us?
What if the gates are closed and we are
Wondering on a date
That has come and gone.

We succeed
A collapsed empire
A widespread plague
A harsh Inquisition
Two world wars
Multiple genocides
All of which work
To depreciate our populace.

What if God's second incarnate
Lived in a padded cell
And beckoned to men with white coats,
Only able to forgive the insane

Or what if He came not
As one being, but in
Banded instances:
The writings of the scriptures -
Martin Luther’s 95 Theses -
St. Augustine’s city -
Every ethereal deed
Offered by our ancestors.

What if the devil incarnate
Has come, gone, and left
His marks of malice
Light enough to deflect our certainty
Toward his identity,
Yet deep enough to confuse
With his inflictions. His predictions
Form open minded
Addictions, dates, numbers,
Catastrophic visions
With enough clarity to let regret
Cloud our minds
And abolish our understanding
Of nature's rule.

The balance, upset with magic,
Flees from person to person.
If God may reincarnate at will,
While God is everywhere
And everything -
If we live in His image as one
And Christ was among our entity
Than are we not in part He?
And may pass from body to body
In spirit, repeating
Our short contributions
Until they give way to the consensus,
The overflowing pool of sole self consciousness
Where no one is truly sure of what they are
Fighting for.

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