Echoes

January 24, 2014 

please

photoshop

redo

me

lots

of ways

before

i hit

the street

for marketing

purposes

soften

my near

narcissistic

ego

shade into

faith claimed

innocence

my instinct

for self

survival

find a survey

that enhances

my approval

rating

with

a segment

of the masses

targeted

to consume

whatever i

am selling

make certain

i am one

of us

and never

them

a division

i guess

has always

been

since time

and space

began

sharks

of a species

here long

before

the dinosaurs

are now

endangered

which of

creations

laws

are being

kept

to determine

their demise

is it some

blind

necessity

whim of

a god

scratch on

a cosmic

lottery card

have i decided

within my

own kind

who is

us

and who

is them

until

fear

has already

triumphed

in more

than

this years

winter olympics

and even if no

actual attacks

of terror

occur

i must become

only virtual

every day

in order

to stay

safe

h.

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years. 

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