Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rik George writes

The Copper God

I tooled a mold from clay, 

melted copper, and cast a god.
For eyes I ground pebbles 
from green bottle shards. 
I carved a niche from the rock 
along a mountain highway, 
a shrine to hold my god. 
Most travelers passed it by, 
but occasional pilgrims stopped 
to offer flowers or prayers, 
and once a teddy bear 
with a single button eye. 
When the high priests heard 
about my unauthorized shrine 
they came with cameras and hammers 
and broke my god on television. 
They named me heretic and rebel, 
for none but the high priests 
have license to make gods.

 Image result for copper god painting

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