follow a specific religion,
have a simple nomenclature,
not too many names,
not too many motions.
strip everything away
until there is
only a path between
yourself and deity.

i prefer theatre.
large, exaggerated
arm movements,
rich, hand sewn robes
which shine all the
way to the last pew.
chants sung in Tamil.
occasionally a priest
who can actually

think of yourself
as someone with a direct
connection to what is needed.
praising flowers in the field,
the grandeur of trees.
stand before the ocean
take a deep breath
challenge the roar of the waves.
your heroic sound is sucked
in by an enormous turtle.

“god is that you”
“is this the golden goddess?”

the answer comes in very soft sanskrit