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May 12-June 25, 2020

 

Snake-Oil

 

well share him on social media

or send him off on an email

having been told that if we do it

by midnight we will be blessed

 

this is a wonder

 

does God really work like that

is He no more than the talisman

we hold when we want a thing

better or more than it already is

 

he looks so sincere

 

staring outward from the display

he looks like he wants to help

and would, but is this a truth that

Moses, Peter or Paul would relate

 

our incessant need

 

urging us casual yet hopeful share

blessed images of an arms-length god

gain ourselves his limited time offer;

is God a mere snake oil salesman

 

saying “come on down,

i’ll be in town all week”

 


Snake Oil
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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