Sunday Morning Series- 6: I Love You, Man, but Hate Your God

by Gary Hardaway

Your God's a narcissist-
petulant, capricious, and perverse.
Were He real outside your mind,
I wouldn't fear but only loathe Him

despite the certainty of hell, etcetera.
But if He makes you happy, stands
as bulwark against the vast, indifferent
and deadly universe, then cling to Him

as, all around, surging waters wash away
what life for you on earth depends upon,
and be glad. We'll mourn
and bury what remains.