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Dogs 2020

The Divine Void
(7/8/2020)


they speak
of God
in human
terms

they see
buildings

they see
scripture

they see
communal
worship

they see
light

but God
is also
vacuum

dark matter

endless
space
between tiny
pinpricks
of stars

they
speak of God
in terms
of warmth

in terms
of life

yet reject
the infinite
cold
of existence

the isolation

the once
living
dust

the inert
majority

these facts
do not easily
fit
their constructs
of The Lord

to sit alone
bearing the weight
of the absolute
seems
like godlessness

but the practice
is as holy
as we become

pass
the peace
into the
emptiness

knowing
that you belong
also
to nothing