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).