Doubtless one day you will have cause
to chant the Prophet’s lament:
thou art a God
who hidest thyself.
Even so, I still prefer this One to the other,
more snuggly brand, who feigns intimacy
but has the aroma of cheap perfume,
cheaper wine and layered sweat,
having been passed around by too many
lusty barkers for whom ecstasy's aftermath
is nauseous stupor.
©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org. Citing Isaih 45:15.