“Metaphorically Speaking”

Religion intrigues me,

although I seek no sermon,

just Joseph Campbell’s

God as metaphor,

which must mean

we are but figures

on the stage

of speech.


My god is

a rainbow-melted hill on fire

and a butterfly’s silhouette

against the stratified sky,

burnt to apricot by sunset.

Despite a weakness for dice,

she knows Einstein

and has forgotten the church.


(It appears that my link to Joseph Campbell’s 1987 Hero’s Journey has been ‘removed by user’. Nevertheless, if you don’t know him, do yourself a favour and look the man up. He was epic. Literally.)

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