May 3, 2017

 

Can We Do This/That?

 

oh my, but the questions some christians do ask
“Can we do this?” and “Can we do that?” and
“Is this other thing something we can do now?”
as though the answers were not already there
so plainly writ, just staring them in their faces
it gives one cause to think, perhaps, an answer
is not what they’re looking for, but approval
for choices already made, with a forlorn hope
to escape the death, which also so plainly writ,
stands waiting in the shadows of their denials