Version// Patient, Doctor, Death and Devil [1911]: Nolde.

World is a shadow of God
stained by sin, like sunlight
through lampshaded tannin,
a tenet beginning to the slog
through the fog obscuring, so
sayeth the bitching religious
minstrels hymning the hereafter;
however, no shortcutting to
heaven, only headbutting
obstacles till suffering ends.

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