our lady with all of the cats

by dm gillis

God isn’t christian
she isn’t a republican &
she doesn’t sell Amway

she is unconcerned about truth
& trying to shoehorn philosophy into fact
she didn’t engineer intelligent design
nor does she prefer climate change
over the greenhouse effect

she just loves her cats
especially the calico tom
that basks in the sun
through the window over the garden
asleep in the monastery May