If a brunch happens in a cafe
and nobody there Instagrams it
Did it really happen?
If your friendship is not enshrined online
alongside a line gushingly praising mine
are we even good friends?
If you ask me how my day was
standing unmoved, face downwards, tapping at your phone
would you notice if I said anything strange?
If I say I am a Christian
but in no way behave differently in public from any other Clapham yuppie
(bar maybe not sleeping with folks unmarried)
am I really a Christian?
If you claim to know Good News(TM)
that is life-giving and exciting
but you do not get round to telling anyone
as you are too busy socialising with others from your holy huddle
Is it really good news
and do I believe it?
If someone complains about a problem that threatens people’s lives
inattention to which is clearly selfish, but also easy and cheap,
and I decide to ignore and disregard it,
does the problem go away?
If a woman walked away from a church
and nobody paid any attention
was she ever there at all?