And So

And so the God
of Groucho
dances zig-zags
in tails
and so the God
of Chico
chances monies
on ponies
and so the God
of Harpo.

And so the God
of Lemon Jefferson
moved
his matchbox,
and so the God
of H. Ledbetter
whoa…
buck-bucked,
and so the God
of Son House—
smiling
in your face.

And so the God of Abraham
kissed Rachel. And so the God
of Isaac raised his voice.
And so the God
of Jacob
wept.