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