Can I Bleed on Your Carpet?

TSK posted this poem by Steve M recently as a tribute.  Thought this might resonate with some of my friends.

THERAPY:

can i take my addictions into your church

can i sit on your padded pews

can i bleed on your carpet or do you want

me when i’m clean and not now.

can i take my addictions into your theology

is it big enough to face my pain

or will i stain your glass with street smells

and sweat

where can i go

where can i go when i’m addicted . . .

It also reminded me of this poem by Steve Turner:

THE GOD LETTERS:

The Lord God says:
‘Share your bread
with the hungry,
bring the homeless poor
into your house,
cover the naked.’

Dear Lord God,
We have got
new carpets,
so this will
not be possible.

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