webster says: profane means not sacred, or irreligious.
no thoughts on swears.
sulphur, salty water in your eyes.
reading, tap-tap the pencil, objectivist philosophy,
as blue light journeys scummy from the television.
last week it was the theravada school of buddhism; you had mala beads.
at night you said the prayer for metta,
in the morning you were strong.
double-crossed at a traffic light you cursed and flung your finger up
in high defiance.
too proud now for eastern wisdom,
too empty for atheism,
you sip milk.
christ brings to mind
the hippies from the wharf
and stodgy pudgy over-perfumed sunday school administrators.
scientologists are crazy, catholics too much faith in ritual,
seventh-day adventists misogynistic, baptists shout a lot.
jews advise non-jews to stay that way.
it's easier, and you still can go to heaven.
your mother, alcoholic, mouths the serenity prayer and moons to you
about agnosticism and the wisdom it involves.
it is night.