For good men everywhere

Woe betide
should the english language
engulf the planet!
Woman was its first sin –
a word meaning I am derived from a him
when, as every child knows
we are all
delivered from a her –
and its second original sin
is the sonic subtext
that god 
is somehow
related to good. 
It is their beliefs 
that cut men off
from each other –
that prevents them from seeing
they are all good in the same way –
good muslim, good jew, good hindu,
good buddhist, good christian…
good atheist!
Belief is the stumbling block –
that, and the insidious
anglophone equation
between god 
and goodness. 

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