by Jnana Hodson

another milestone and what’s been learned?
all that warfare, political bungling and attempted coups
spy networks that turn upon us
wealth collecting in ever fewer hands
the LOGIC? these are not my Old Ways
augmented by feminist and gay rights
or ecological awareness under fire
walking the bridge from the palace to the temple
within diverse faith traditions
highly unorthodox, if not downright heretical
unlike the luminaries with masked cravings
who have betrayed their flocks
how will anything last?
something is always moving
still, Christianity was in India before it was in Rome
with its testimony of Samuel, Joshua, Daniel, and Esther
this, too, can overturn the known world
as it shifts the nature of power
back to the eternal Source


That’s what Woodpecker said.