Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Can I Have $3.00 Worth of God, Please?

I want to share this poem by Wilbur Rees that I have reread many times this week:

I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.
Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep,
but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine.
I don’t want enough God to make me love a black man or pick beets with a migrant.
I want ecstasy, not transformation.
I want warmth of the womb, not a new birth.
I want a pound of Eternal in a paper sack.
I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.”
–Wilbur Rees

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