A New Religion

Life is my religion; dandelions
Are included in its pantheon
Of deities. Same with cockroaches
(Their species can survive a nuclear holocaust),
Microscopic bacteria and quartz crystals.

There’s some disagreement about viruses,
Whether or not to include them as gods.
I say hell, let them into the fold as well.
The more, the merrier, as the saying goes.

I worship these gods through breathing
And eating, pissing and meditating;
Whenever I masturbate or write. Life is my religion;
Living is the most efficient form of worship.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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