What Do You Call This? Bubba Ganush?

 

What Do You Call This? Bubba Ganush?

By Mike Acker

 

What Do You Call This? Bubba Ganush?

They hug and whisper kind words
in the other’s ears. They share
their home-cooked fares, and
delight in the quaintness of
the other’s ways and customs.
They express with kinder words
their surprise at the other’s warmth
and grace. They admire each other’s
moral codes and are surprised
at the similarities of both
their devils and their saints.
But as soon as the formalities
come to a peaceful end, they both
return to the open arms of their
jealous gods.

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About the Author: Mike Acker lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has lived in various parts of the world; his early education was in German and French. While living in California, he worked as a professional translator. Mike enjoys writing short poetry, especially with the intent of exploring the possibilities latent in a single image.

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2 Responses to What Do You Call This? Bubba Ganush?

  1. suel8591 says:

    Love the “dry” style of this piece!

  2. Lee Allen says:

    I have been to so many interfaith group meetings in which they all try hard, but as was expressed so perfectly here, they all “return to the open arms of their
    jealous gods”. Well done!

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