#17 – God: The Anthropocene Interview, Part I

God: The Anthropocene Interview, Part I


I will miss

the birds most,

said God

when asked.


He, like all of us,

has been wondering

about things.


Wondering if a


is natural cause

and effect, or

defense mechanism?


Wondering if evil

simply becomes itself,

or rises from the ashes

of what could have been?


Wondering how He

became the excuse

for so much violence

and unkindness?


Wondering what

“act of god” or

“mass destruction”

equates to a

serious reckoning?


Wondering why He

gave the most complex brain

to homo sapiens and not,

for example,

the osprey, the robin,

the starling, the crow?

Photo by Kunal Baroth/Pexels. Poem ©2022, Jen Payne. #NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Month. If you like this poem, you can read similar in my books and zines, available from Three Chairs Publishing on my ETSY SHOP. They come autographed, with gratitude and a small gift.

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