God’s Livestock Policy
by Stan Apps
God’s Livestock Policy is Stan Apps’ self-ordained “mini-Bible…sort of a commentary on the real Bible.” Employing satire as incisive as that which one might find in e.e. cummings and The New Republic, Apps’ poems problematize God, configuring the deity as a grasping extension of Man’s urge for sovereignty, a populist construct by which we are roped, doped, and branded. Heaven here is a bureaucratic machine, earth a lamentable mistake, and humans the lowing livestock.
God’s Livestock Policy is published as part of the TrenchArt: Parapet Series, with and Introduction by Michael Magee and visual art by Danielle Adair.