Why He is God
Certainly I used to believe
there was an explanation for everything.
God’s world, well ordered.
Not any more. Life is layers.
And whenever you believe you have them all,
you find another.
God’s world, different than I thought,
a reminder that no matter what we know,
there is more.
Which is why he is God,
and I am not.
About this poem
That phrase, about why God is God and I am not, is one I use when there are things that are beyond me. Which is often.
The painting is by Fannie Louise Hillman. It is titled “Nocturne” and somehow captures that concept for me.