Originally published in Horn & Ivory Zine
i've begun / to make / new gods / to replace / the old.
remolding / divinity to my / own / design.
and god / laughs.
i've made honey / the god / of this starving / mouth.
but i am / not a faithful / believer.
my praises / are only ever / shaped / like wings.
away / away / away.
my / liturgies / are regurgitated.
my hymnals / are / plagiarized.
the honeycomb / bleeds gold.
and a voice / says / "you chose wrong."
because: gods do not / like to be / replaced.
the difference / between / me and / god / is this —
what is holy / cannot / exist with / the / unholy.
and god laughs.