Dear Diary

"You are greater than the Bible
And the Conference of the Birds
And the Upanishads
All put together

"You are more severe
Than the Scriptures
And Hammurabi's Code
More dangerous than Luther's paper
Nailed to the Cathedral door

"You are sweeter
Than the Song of Songs
Mightier by far
Than the Epic of Gilgamesh
And braver
Than the Sagas of Iceland.

"I bow my head in gratitude
To the ones who give their lives
To keep the secret
The daily secret
Under lock and key

"Dear Diary
I mean no disrespect
But you are more sublime
Than any Sacred Text

"Sometimes just a list
Of my events
Is holier than the Bill of Rights
And more intense.”