That god gets to see

by Gary Howard

I remember the exact moment

the bottom fell out

and I thought how convenient

that god gets to see

how self-deluded we are

trusting that the fates will be kind

that we may be reprieved pro tempore

from the darkest shadow

but inevitably it is illusion

and like pounding at the

door in MacBeth I felt

the chambers of my heart


hammer blows reverberating

powerful unremitting

and forgiveness? Forget that

condemnation …….

It is lasting

Its thighs