They’re teaching Myth in Science class:

the earth made out of nothing in six days;

no manufacturing base.

Praise the Lord and Guzzle the gas.

Follow not the ways

of the unbeliever.

Rise up ye children of God. Evangelise.

Money is the root of all. Capitalise

on dreams. IVF your selfish little genes

and pray, pray for all

the embryos autoclaved away. Sell on the debt,

sell on. Dodge the divine receiver, believer.

Go forth in God’s chosen HumVes. Multiply.

Ask not the starving about the price of rice.

Close your eyes.

Dream on.


Wearing priestly robes, Myth thus disguised

ever stands in the right and watches

others die.

© Oonah V Joslin