If I say bless you, who am I to possess blessings to bestow?
Am I asking God to bless you? A bit presumptious!
If I shout Bless You when you sneeze, that’s knee jerky.
I know, I know I’m being difficult. But a black widow spider?
Bless his little heart? Don’t know if spiders have hearts,
or if he’s a she. Does Bless you suggest forgiveness? Even
more than that, I think. Love? Surely if I bless a tic
I’m not really loving it. Accepting it as a sibling life form,
maybe. Empathy. I can buy that, for we’re all riding
this rocky boat together.