transactions

worshipping idols:
as old as Jesus or
some sarcophagus-filled pharaoh

they bought a fake currency
and manifested millions
because an engineer made a joke.

what makes their atheism any more
palatable
than religious fervor?

speaking of acceptance
speaking to his mother
speaking of grounding:

I once observed the qibla;
I remember smiling in
his direction.

the frenzy! the emotive peak.
finding that contextual responsibility.
the self-hate. the soul aggrandizement.

those transactions:
prayer, currency, computation
what must they bestow?