I apologise in advance for what I am about to say
because all that I utter is less than God.
The bread that I bake
and the cakes I provide:
the ingredients include chaff, and a little grit.
As a jeweller, the gold rings that I make
carry a tiny stamp:
also contains fool’s gold.
Welcome to my living room.
It’s warm and comfortable.
Did I mention the hawk?
He’s not really tame.
This sheet of paper has a watermark.
Hold it up to the light and see:
‘Shot through with limitations, frailties, and stuff.’
I apologise for what I have just said.
All that I utter is less than God.