i crack my tooth chewing too hard on religion,
this is how i know i have made a mistake. same as
yesterday and the day before it,
assigning God a stuffy room with a polished wooden chair
when He is already comfortable in the rickety seat beside me,
i bleed from some place else.
even now, as miserable human
daily having to be taught of unfathomable grace,
chipped from the days before.