In the Age of Mere Relief by Bob Carlton

Many now are without faith,
and those of us with it still
find no shelf of belief
on which to let it stand.

Sun and cloud, moon and fog,
alternate throughout the years
without meaning.

The light pours down
without pity,
and we stand silent in the pain
of our literalness and fortitude.

The crass fragrance of easiness
tempts us into a chamber
of brittle surface and gaudy decor.
We fit what we can
into such confines as it provides.
We ease our way
into a life without living,
showered with such grace
as we can never apprehend.

Bob Carlton

Bob Carlton (www.bobcarlton3.weebly.com) lives and works in Leander, TX.

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