Cages For God
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Cages For God

 Craig Firsdon
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Cages For God
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Craig Anthony Firsdon is a disabled wheelchair bound poet and artist from Toledo, Ohio and is a fiction editor at Red Fez. He began to seriously...read more write in 1997 and read/feature in 2009. In 2011 he had his first art show. Since then Craig has been published in many publications including Thirteen Myna Birds (Blood Pudding Press), GFT Press, Red Fez, Zygote In My Coffee, Degenerate Literature, Rusty Truck, The New Beatnik, DryLandLit_Lit, Asphodel Madness and others. He has also been in many anthologies such as The Squire: 1000 Paper Cranes, Delirious: A Poetic Tribute+ To Prince and Working Stiff and has been a part of A.S. Coomer's Lost Long Gone Forgotten Records label. Craig will be a guest reading at the Underground Lit Fest on August 6, 2017. In 2016 Craig had a collection of poetry published called Requiem. He also created the cover art for a collection from Zygote In My Coffee, his own book and Michael Grover's upcoming book Fuck Cancer Poems. His next book will be poetry about his life with a disability.
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Forget your churches,
mosques and temples
places where dreams
are exposed
and visions turn
to halcyon mists.

They are cages for God
capture for the collective
human souls imprisoned
kneeling before priests
while becoming wives for prophets.

You who stand
before your fathers gaze
hypnotized as fodder
monkeys for labs
and zeros for the codes
of infinity.

We secretly hope
that birds will never learn
of God, of angels from Mars,
the flights of the stained Odinson
They will find the secrets
we can't discover
inside the blinding Sun
fueled by heroin desires
and contained forever
in cages for God.

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