Three Dollars Worth of God 

 “I’d like to buy three dollars’ worth of God, please.

Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, 

but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk 

or a snooze in the sunshine.

I want ecstasy, not transformation.

I want the warmth of the womb, not a rebirth.

I want a pound of the eternal in a paper sack.

I’d like to buy about three dollars’ worth of God, please.”

                               Wilbur Reeves