If you worship, you will hear these words:
When you hear them, you will stand up.
But why? Because you are told to?
Or because a moment of particular urgency is at hand?
Or because you want to be closer, just that much closer,
When you hear these words:
"Please rise" --
Do you rise, with all your intent and intensity,
With all your heart and soul,
With all your corpuscles and neurons;
And do you open your pores, your eyes, your mind,
Along with heart and soul,
Whatever your religion is --
Even if none at all, defiantly none,
Denouncing the myth of God and its
Hallucinogenic hold on a mind
Weaker than yours --
You still can rise.
You can rise toward
That Something is waiting for you to rise.
You were made to rise.
With all you've got.