Three Questions

Do you believe in theological lollypops?

When I was young, I licked
the Good Samaritan parable
up one side and down the other.


Too many theologians
ask parishioners to strap bombs
to their bodies and detonate
in public places
to prove their love for god.

What about Christmas?

Only if there is snow enough
to give me pause between breaths,
looking at the dotted sky
knowing there is a yule log
in the hearth to be burned
through the twelfth night.

copyright © 2020 Kenneth P. Gurney

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