Two-Way Street, Dead-End Alley

I do pray
to God
for peace, love,
and all that
which is good

but I have learned
to also demand
of God
to cease with
all the rest.

I’ll hold you
to the same standards
you expect of me

and I don’t
want to hear
one word
about how
life ain’t fair.

You should have
thought about that
before speaking
to begin with;

but don’t worry, babe,
we’ll carry that cross
with great joy
and bury all the curses
that slipped
from your tongue
during moments
of confusion;

yeah, don’t worry, babe,
it happens to the best of them.

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