Yet Another Name

Scratch YHWH
The name for God today
is WD40:
She assuages rigid hinges;
She soothes squeaky bitching;
She liberates paralyzed locks;
Ceased gears She loosens up.
Seeping somehow into the clinched
plenum of metallic dogma,
She opens motions.
Praise and honour be
to WD40,
our God Redeemer,
who all our tightness
under knowing fingers
liquidly messages.

Greg Kennedy, SJ is assigned to the spiritual exercises ministry at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Novalis will publish Greg's book - “Reupholstered Psalms” - on March 1, 2020.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 01:26h, 31 March Reply

    Thank you Greg!

  • Vicky Chen
    Posted at 05:37h, 31 March Reply

    With the temporary closure of the retreat house you seem to be doing a lot of manual work, Greg. Yes, WD 40 is almost all powerful. Recently I even used it on the zipper of my winter coat. It worked! The smell only lasted briefly.

    For those SS (stubborn, stoic) characters, can you recommend a WD40? 🙂

  • Peter Monty
    Posted at 11:42h, 31 March Reply

    Thanks Greg,
    May the lubricating purgative powers of WD40 polish up the Tetragrammaton!

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