January 19, 2020

#PoetrySunday - 1/19/20

#PoetrySunday - 1/19/20

The End is Nigh

He’s starting to fade.
Body and mind are beginning to fail him:
The god
who has lived each day of my life
with an unshakable faith in his own immortality.

For a moment, I was part of his truth.

just a witness,
looking on,
craving a glance,
sometimes worshipful,
but never confident
that he knows where
my altar sits.

The good news is,
he’s a loving god.
The bad news is,
that love is not for me.

So I’m watching him discover
that his time is growing short.
And a part of me believes
he’ll set aside the delusions,
and claim his mortality,
and truly live among us
before it is too late.

But I know enough
to not have faith.
Because I
am not
like him.