it, or even her, to some women, him
handsome and all, or even beauty
that is exalted for its own sake
all become the idols we make
out of anything or anyone       who is made into an everything
greater than the possibility of everything
when a part is confused for the whole
so false prophets extol these heresies
and breed confusion to the fold of humanity
gone terribly drunk on these lies
daily to drink, to be filled, to mimic a faith
that tries to replace truth

with that which is comfortable