I know a person who made God...

a philosophy, a symbol, a rule,

a parent, a friend, a groom,

a tyrant, a lie, a fantasy,

an emotion, a purpose, a passion,

a game, a paycheck, a trend,

an excuse, a debate, an enemy,

an artisan, life, love, nature,

science, the universe, himself, tradition,

all the things he never had, and

all the things she always wanted...

as if they molded Him out of clay,

with their own dusty, earth-covered hands.