March 26, 2023

Atheist Prayer

(for David McReynolds)

Looking for god        any god        let that god
be many gods –        multi-gods        Janus faces
all around        at each point        of the circle, every
degree of the        three hundred sixty        all blind
we will see that        when one eye        pops open
and millennia later        another        and another

untethered to any        system        what can faith
be I can        imagine it        lurks somewhere
with nothing        to do        in the forest
called the future        that is where        gods live
and no one        knows the        geography
of that place        nor the weather        though
it is rumored        there are        difficult
questions        and biting winds        daily.