Monday, October 30, 2017


It's disappointing, you say, to see
religion decomposing

into mere art;
into words—into music.

And even music, you're afraid,
is decomposing

into math,
which nothing

but space
(and what is space? for that

matter—but coagulated

I'm sorry to say, but
your only hope is that

God might exist
in the walk I just took.

Pieces of him
might well be swimming,

in the tap water
I just drank from the jam jar.

Or, he might be sitting, sweaty with a
bed sheet over his head and cascading

down over his body,
and two holes where the eyes go

all alone in real-deal heaven—
his mischievous little imagination

tricking him into thinking
some friends are coming over.