The God of Today


The God of Today, part 1
                                    We are in the far country,
green pastures and a scatter
of stars. Morning!
The water clobbered with light
is filled with a wild emptiness: no spoons,
steering wheels or stones. My daughter, Sunday
school, a white frame church tucked
among the Douglas firs—blurred bluffs of a hundred
bays along the misty horizon.

                                           The God of Today
is a glacier and it is                                            a late time
to be living.                                                Ask the sea rock, ask
the salt mountain,                             foothills and farms, sounds
of hooves, smell of sagebrush—another year of exposure, of rain—let us gather
the cattle before moon-



Amanda Sharon often thinks about the cylindrical nature of time, the illusion of fear, and ancient cultures. She currently lives in Columbus and studies at The Ohio State University. 


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Amanda Sharon

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