God likes girls

 

 

God likes girls
and gays
and strays

and mavericks
and hobos
and yobos
and drop outs

especially the drop outs.

And God likes
passion
full-steam
full tilt
no luke -warm
half-arsed
mealy mouthed
cringing
bowing
scraping or
brown nosing
for God

God likes
commitment
if heroin
is you
dive in
and decorate
your place
with tissues
bloody
needles
broken
and eviction notices.
Straight to the bottom
where there’s a least a
chance of a good push off
if coming back
ever occurs to you.

Don’t dabble
don’t flounder
only birds
should fence
sit.
God tolerates
beige
but never
wears it.

God laughs at
double decaf
no fat
half and half
extra foam
caramel shot
cinnamon top
lattes

and guffuws  at
crystal collecting
astrology obsessed
chakra anointing
chanting
ranting
mantra mumbling
workshop working it
organic vegan
quinoa eating
wife cheating
with the yoga instructor
holy phonies.

God likes the crazies
they often think their Jesus.
God thinks that’s cool.
Sometimes God slips into
their madness
and out pops an
amazing phrase
on the tram
that makes
the suits
lower their Times
and listen.

God likes girls
and loners
and losers
and atheists
and anarchists
and funny animals
like the axolotl
or the blob fish
that’s why God made them.

 

Author notes

Here’s to you, Malala Yousafzai!

Thanks e.e.cummings, for the title. 

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