Trust Tonji

Childhood Obfuscation

you really need to stop looking
unserious in that church hat

stop remembering the joke
in which your grandmother

referred to her childhood lover
as poor as a church rat

mouth that hosanna with a 
straight face  don't allow your mind

sneak into your childhood when you
imagined blessings showered

on your thin life like confetti 
like you thinking God thunderously

gargled his mouth before spitting
what becomes rain