12.31.2010

on setting clouds aflame

He has taken to lighting clouds on fire
to repay them for his inspiration
Or
Sitting on his roof and watching birds
collide with planes.
He'd stare into Heaven and laugh
the entire night through causing
quite the ruckus.
And he'd scream at the top of his lungs
maniacal and mad.
Spitting at mountains,
challenging God to strike him dead.

God never took the challenge.
He never liked His odds.

3 comments:

  1. Especially like this one--especially spectacular apocalyptic imagery, surprises rather than cliches.

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  2. <3
    God never took the challenge.
    He never liked His odds.

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