Religion is a Crutch
By Luke Hankins

but not at first—first it is the diagnosis
and the medication prescribed,
it is the scalpel and the surgeon’s hand,
it is the surgery and the hospital bed,
the death of anesthesia and the waking up.
And yes it is the crutch by which one heals
and learns to walk and live all over again.
And you say crutch as if it were an easy thing.

Religion Is A Crutch
Csaba Osvath

By Luke Hankins