prayer beads worn like fashion logos
beefed up neckties castrate like choker chains
rosaries swing like jewelry, pointing down, down
just spiritual bling

love affairs with our lipstick
toxic foreheads radiate fake
the cover stories we wear for each other
just spiritual bling

stop believing the image
press out your eyes
to see a deeper fight
leave behind
your spiritual bling

jazzy icons of Om-buddha-gaia
bloody crosses tattoo our dreams
yoga mats litter our hallways
it’s all
just spiritual bling

the visuals of being alive
splash illusions that hide the truth
make it hard to grow past the desire
to fit in, to sell out
for that gorgeous, bigger than hip
Spiritual Bling

Bucket Head, Courtesy of Chris Love

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