Oh, and when we find it...the worlds we make. Magical places. Sometimes, even dark and supernatural places. Where might a phrase, a verse, or a poem take you?
Supernatural Forces – Lawrence Raab
“The absence of God,” wrote George Bataille,
“is greater, and more divine, than God.”
Which is an idea God might have come up with
If he’d been French and worried
about how to make it through
the twentieth century. Do you want this?
If I take it away, will you want it more?
Or will you forget? That’s the problem
with absence, it leaves itself open
to so much. Supernatural forces,
for example. Glowing lights,
out of which the aliens appear
like anorexic children.. Let us help you,
they say, although of course they never speak.
Once they just wanted to take over the planet.
Now they feel sorry for us,
they way God must have felt when he chose
to return into his silence.
No more threats. No more angels, either.
Only these lost children, come back
to startle us, and vanish.