by Helen Losse
it will likely cost more
to major in philosophy
than math or physics. No
mention of the poet, the artist,
the divinity school student
who argues apologetics
but makes little actual money.
Even Paul made practical tents,
so he could eat. So, be forewarned.
The day will come
when a man will climb a ladder
to repaint the Sistine Chapel ceiling
in a color that reflects more light
than it absorbs,
saving electrical power
rather than souls.
-refers from the phrase “He thinks he’s saving it” in Val Dering Rojas’ poem The Bloodroot Flower