Message from God (senryu)

hear me now

God’s message about

your near-death experience:

Can you hear me now?


–Photo by my son, Aaron

the crossing

on swing

a thousand years have passed again

and thus the comet nears

the priests prepare a virgin lass

and now the god appears

they play together in the sun

he looks into her heart

and finding what he’s looking for

he bids their ways to part

the comet circles ’round the sun

the god soon disappears

for men have been found worthy of

another thousand years