Roll With It

The beloved community
gathered at the mall
after forty years
still wandering
in the wilderness.

Meanwhile,
back in the house of justice
the faithful gather
to worship the graven image
of Moses' tablet.

Oh where is Joshua's horn
now
that these walls might fall?

At the ranch they plot
with those who are
with us
against The Others,
and still
they call themselves christians

I swear,
if Jesus had spent
more than two nights
in that grave
he'd be rolling in it
now.

(August 2003)

Ann-Patrice Hickey