O.M.G.

God is the fizz/pop of a failing light bulb.
God is Wagner’s Götterdämmerung.
God is a red warning sign on a sharp bend.
God is a shoe salesman in a designer shop.
God is one segment of a chocolate orange
or an ice cube in a shaken not stirred.
God is an invisible splinter in the sole of your foot.

God is a pyramid in your heart.
God is a pair of curtains that don’t meet in the middle.
God is a lost pair of scissors in the back of a drawer
or a set of cookie cutters in fancy shapes.
God is the teaspoon of honey in your hot toddy.
God is the knot in your umbilical cord,
the stinking pus of a wound that never heals.

God is a dandelion clock on a windy day
and the scent of wet earth in a forest.
God is butter melting on toasted crumpet
or an onion on the chopping board.
God is a sandwich cut into tiny squares.
God is the steady drip of a leaking tap.
God is a white feather on your path.

God is a daub of yellow paint on blank canvas.
God is a game of truth or dare.
God is a broken windscreen in the fast lane
or a hit and run on a dark street.
God is the dogs of Chernobyl looking for a home
and snow drifting in the Carpathian Mountains.
God is a gardener who prunes hard every winter.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “O.M.G.

  1. I like the traverses here, Nikita, their back-and-forth, the changes of scale, the momentary and the endless. As I went through, I read that what is consistent is suffering and what is transient is pleasure (just a thought). I sometimes wonder how much of us is hope, and where we would be without it.

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    1. Thanks for your thoughtful feedback Steve. I’m not sure where this poem came from…I was having a bad week perhaps! I recently had a conversation with a religious friend about the existence of a benevolent God. There’s so much pain in life that I struggle to believe there is a purpose behind it all. But there is a wonder in small things too and much to be grateful for.

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