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Personal ReligionPeople are often surprised, even shocked, when I tell them I am religious. I'm not sure if it's my pro-science attitude, or the way I dress. Maybe it's the fact that I swear like a sailor, and often make jokes at religion's expense. Either way, any mention of my religion will often garner screwed-up faces of confusion, and statements of "You? Religious? I never would have thought."
To begin, I suppose I should explain the background of my family. I was born an only child, to a mother raised fundamentalist Christian and a father with no religion at all. I remember, when I was barely able to walk on my own, my mother giving me a book of Bible storiesgreatly simplified, I realize now, to minimize the death and destruction. I read about Daniel and the lion pit, Noah's ark, Queen Esther and her husband. I loved the stories, with their happy endings and bright pictures, but even at that e
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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