Itís not of lesbians in love, this General Synod -
four breasts together in a warm embrace;
when women kiss each other, males yawn.
We do not retch and squirm at a plethora
But where the cock goes rivets our attention.
Male penetration overturns
the world, annihilates our masculinity.
For doing it and not being done to, is
Itís not what is expelled that brings corruption
Itís what goes in, that is the threat, for bodily it
reverses the entire male act - we like to think. Being pierced
by bits of shrapnel, evil thoughts, the lethal blade.
Do we really think that spirit is confined by flesh,
that personhood does not transcends its base,
that loveís configured by the nature of the groin
that what one sees in flesh is what one really is?
Vote then according to the bounding spirit
Which bonds in unpredicted ways with all;
That makes the sun a brother, even death a friend
That kisses lepers, strokes the wolf behind the ear
And speaks to birds
And do not vote according to the flesh, ass
clenched against an unknown thing.
Whoís to know - some good may inward pass
Some gift, some enema that grace will bring
to General Synod.
Music by Gordon Light (1944- ) - Browning - MIDI file transcribed by Douglas Carter
DRAW THE CIRCLE WIDE - theme of the 2007 General Synod meeting in Winnipeg.