They Asked If I Believed In God

Patrick Rhone with a poem for your Thursday.

Have you seen a flower?


Truly seen a flower?


If you’ve truly seen a flower


Then you know


That all of time


The entire universe


All of existence


The birth of stars


The spinning of planets


The death of creatures


And all that ever occurred


Was contained in a single seed


That sprouted and bloomed


So that you could see that flower


At that time In that place


Only you


And, sometime, after that flower dies


It will take you


It will take the whole of the universe


All that was created in it


Along with it


That flower is god


And so are you