rest your head in your religion
unfrock your Father
defy your mother
i've walked these halls.
these empty halls. hallelujah.
there was a time when i needed proof,
my faith was trod, palms aloof
remove my shoes and wash
my weary feet
have traversed this desert for days
in this unforgiving scorch of midday sun
region of mine disownment
where the vultures make circles in the sky
and lizards flee the heat.