Aug 21

lessons from a wannabe god

you would not make a very good god.

gods can do whatever they want,
be whatever they want to be.
but for you, child...you only want one thing.
you want to want.

looking out at hundreds of miles
of mountains, every inch covered
in emerald pine, you want
to be an eagle.
you want to breathe the air
above those pines.
you want to weave in &
out of the wind.
you want to disappear
into the horizon.

& if you were a god,
that is exactly what you'd do.
you'd grow wings as strong
as the mountains themselves
& make a home in those
soft green and brown needles.

but that would not be enough.

i have found
that even the most incredible,
inexplicable things
are better in the imagination.

yes, you
want to fly,
you
want to escape,
you
want to be something else,

but you do not want to.
understand?

. . .

no, we would not make very good gods.