Saturday, June 6, 2015

I Ask

I ask the sullen sky
where he is
a dozen times.
"If God is good,"
it replies,
"where he should be."

I ask the first fat drop of rain
when will I see him again.
"If God is good,"
same refrain,
"no sooner
than you need."

Oh, why

must God

be so good to me?

55 words for Kerry at Real Toads

25 comments:

X said...

Ha. Why can't (s)he handle a wants, and not just needs?

Zane said...

I love the pronoun confusion that mirrors your emotions/desires. It also seems like you're saying that the man himself is so big to you that he might as well be the vast purple sky --- as he blankets the whole world, as far as you're concerned. God must be just sitting on the sidelines watching you and waiting --- for you to stop making the man your god and come back to Jesus. He must be keeping the pair of you apart because the man isn't really good for you --- spiritually, at least.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, as I've written before, no one writes/says it better, MZ! Hope your weekend is going well!

Hannah said...

So much honesty and wisdom...pierces heart with beauty, Mama Zen.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the depiction of vast emotions in this beautiful piece :)

Gail said...

Brilliant, sad.

Fireblossom said...

This is tricky, and poignant, and suggests so much more than it comes right out and says. Awfully good.

Fireblossom said...

Confidential to "Zane": Come back to Cat Angel. Leave all your troubles in Her litter box.

Marion Lawless said...

John 1:1-2. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Words---In the beginning. I just love that! xo

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, as Gail said, brilliant and sad.

Outlawyer said...

So very clever, MZ. There is a real sense of personality here--super well done. Thanks. k.

Zane said...

Shay, you are a riot. :)

kaykuala said...

Patience and the belief that good times are coming help sustain human feelings. Well penned MZ!

Hank

brudberg said...

Maybe being absent is the best a God can be...

Kerry O'Connor said...

I commend the speaker for still directing her questions into the blue!

blueoran said...

We don't know if God is good -- can't know -- but the proof of MZ is in this pudding. You're as devlish and divine as Dickenson.

hedgewitch said...

A lament that carries a dusty, age-old feel--the questions one asks of a power to which one has given a total authority, thinking it good...expecting a rescue, or at least an acknowledgement...but often of course,the only result is the unheard crying in a desert of our lost hopes. I believe humans can be good--not so sure about god. But then, this is about humans, I think.

Jinksy said...

But have you lost sight of the piece of God already in you? Play on words implied not stated...

R.K. Garon said...

Well done! Another wonderful visit here.
ZQ

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Why indeed. Why can't we see him in deed? Do you think he's hiding? Ashamed of us?

Candy said...

lovely. nicely done.l

Sara McNulty said...

Straight-forward with a sharp sense of truth.

Rommy said...

Wonderful bit on obsessive love and how sometimes it seems like the whole world is conspiring against us, even when the wiser part of ourselves knows sometimes a bit of separation is best.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Yes, dear lord, don't love us so much. Wonderful.

grapeling said...

i'd have loved to see what Galen would have replied to this koan, MZ ~