Push

By the book, I am
damned.
Commands meant
to be followed
by the faith-filled
were swallowed
without thought,
then hollowed
those followers
out.
Now, to me,
they look
for a nod,
maybe even
an amen
and then
they profess the word
quoted, but misread
and send me off
damned
as a do-gooder
with no pull.


Originally published in Issue 40 of The Legendary

A reading can be heard here.

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