Creatio Ex Deo
“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Death and of Hades.”
Creatio ex nihilo or creatio ex deo? Either bewilders me
as March rain splats away Bradford Pear blossoms,
sticking to black boughs and my picture window.
“Out of nothing” or “out of the being of God?”
Carpenter bees pulsate in mating spirals.
One fat black bee pounds the window
with shimmering eyes.
I kneel before the window,
eyes closed and dark as
Good Friday afternoon,
questions dissolving into