And societal
The ripping out
Of paradigms
And the dying
Consciousness of God
Theological Consumerism
Run amok
And sacred canopies
Of meaning
And decontextualized
With old
Hegelian wounds
And disruptive
Devouring me
In my pieces
Without remorse

John is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology. He is the author of four books of poetry: “March” (2019), “The Seasons of Us” (2019), New Days (2020), and Fragments (2021). His work has appeared widely in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies internationally. John is also a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. Read other articles by John.