God Came to Visit

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God came to visit today.
Took his skin off,
       changed his skeleton into a galaxy.
Dressed himself in mists
       adorned himself with finches and stars,
              and joined me for a latte.
Neither of us spoke much.
What we shared was simple:
       A longing, a joy, a vulnerability
              perched on the edge of life
                     surrounded by the eternal abyss.

Rick Ells is a member of University Meeting in Seattle, WA (NPYM).