Faith Waxes and Wanes

Profession of Faith

My true religion, the faith for
and thru which I live:
the world, the flesh and the devil.
The world my creator
molded from primal slime
me, fermented my soul
in dark vats of eons, in due time
opened doors of space and light
in my flesh. Flesh
thru which I caress the world,
play with sun, rain,
wind, dust, moon-lined clouds
and flesh not mine, worlds moving worlds
until creation shudders and falls
into dream-lit sleep. The devil
who lays all fleshly kingdoms
before me, inviting me to gorge
the lust of the eyes and
the lust of the flesh and
the boastful pride of life until
all desires spent we lie, eternally
one flesh, the world and you and I.

-- Thomas Gorn

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