A golden eagle glides
down a mountainside & midair
drops the oily serpent
she has been holding in her talons.
This is God telling us to worship the unseen.
A young man with black eyes removes his two shoes,
throws them into the street,
& gets down on his knees.
This is God saying that our fear will be our death.
A husband beats his bride because
she will not sleep in their bed.
This is God telling us our dark thoughts
will create a dark world for our children.
A moth beats its wings against a backdoor screen
& plummets to the pavement, exhausted:
There is no way in or out.
This is not God speaking.