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When I was a child I feared all the Old Testament curses—dogs, frogs, being struck down by forked lightning? Which were Old Testament curses and which were the talk of the traveling preachers in their white suits and black slickback hair? Either way, it doesn't matter. One was You and the other was You. You let anyone who wants to speak for You speak for You, so what is left for the children of the world to do but see You in the ones who speak for You? If You are You, shame on You, for sparing those who speak for You the dogs, the frogs, the forked lightning.
Creative Writing | Religion
Minor, Kyle, "A Prayer for Lack of You" (2010). On Earth As It Is. 51.