POEM: Unsatisfying Kiss

A philosopher trying to ascertain ’s existence
Is like a man trying to kiss himself
And even less satisfying

This short poem is simply a poetic attempt to get at the chasm of difference between speaking about and actually experiencing .  Because talk of can be esoteric, even academic, it is even less fruitful than speaking of the many wonderful things of a more palpable in ’s good ; for instance, .  At least speaking about more reliably makes one hungry.  Speaking about God carries many down unsatisfying paths.  I like St. Francis’ pronouncement: preach the gospel [good news] at all times, speaking if necessary.  Such a lived provides a taste of God’s goodness, and a taste is a so much better tease anyway than a fight…

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