Apologia Catholica

Henry Millstein

I pile all my gods beneath Jesus
as if he were my toychest
or maybe my tallit.
Why have just one god
when you can have them all
and the Virgin Mary to boot?
That’s what I like
about Catholicism:
angels at your fingertips
saints around your head
like haloes
or bad haircuts
virgins and vaginas
in the air
forever.

It’s like having opposable thumbs:
you can grasp
anything
but a few things
like God
always slip past you

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