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God, You Will Not Bargain

02.12.14 Posted in today's words by

Corey Mesler’s most recent poem to appear here was Stalker (January 2014).

God, You Will Not Bargain
By Corey Mesler

No matter how deeply I go down into myself/my God is dark, and
like a webbing made/of a hundred roots, that drink in silence.
………………………………………..–Rainer Maria Rilke

God, You will not bargain.
They tell me You
surround me, that anything
Not-me is You.
I suffer You sometimes in
the lightning or wind,
in the ache in my side, in
the blood in the gutter.
I don’t know You, God, nor
do I have a clear
method to remedy that. You
are Not-me, and I
am a lonely man, on this
road, not because it
is the Way, but because I awoke
and, in the darkness, all
I could see were two
lights ahead, the eyes, they tell
me, of Demon or God.
And I can only move forward.


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