Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Devotion, indifferent to injustice
or neglect; the never-ending pursuit
of nearness to the Other, omnipresent
and ever-retreating:  is this falling in love
or finding religion? (If they existed, the gods
would smile indulgently at the distinction.)

Metaphors of god find their way to me
of their own volition, pushing aside the vocabulary
of passion that used to sound so heated and
breathless, now muted and pale next to
the shouts of certainty I have heard
since I met you.

1 comment:

  1. Rich, runs off the the second stanza. // Peter.