March 20, 2018


Cain came to God with his offering and was angry
that God had no regard for his attempted devotion
and allowed sin crouched by his door to come inside
and make its home and have its way with him and give
excuse to love himself instead of the God he’d tried to

Isaiah’s ‘friends’ too, tried to love God their own way
enthusiastic in their desire, less so in their approach
thinking God would be pleased by acts of devotion
that stood isolated from heart and hand and mind
and had no more power to save than a ball of dust