in an empty room
in an empty womb
scale the walls
harnessed by all
that is false in God.
He left us to die here, alone.*
just couldn’t bear to tell us himself.
when you have the universe, you don’t need a pet.
* Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Anne Dillard) “Pascal uses a nice term to describe the notion of the creator’s, once having called forth the universe, turning his back to it: Deus Absconditus.” (page 9).