The Language of Heaven
Before the beginning the Word was.
Before space and time and phenomena The Word is.
Before ex nihilo The Word becomes.
Before nothing there and nothing not there: I AM.
The Word spoke and sound became light
illuminating the darkness, from seconds
through light years and red shifts—
but darkness within the darkness
saw only noonday eclipses.
The Word whispered and shouted through flesh
over millennia but darkness muted their ears
blinded their eyes dulled their minds
until the hour came. I AM
shined through a corona ovum,
fathered inside her fluid cell
and the Word became blood and bone
and brain to live among us
as the voice of light.
Darkness shadowed His every step
and dimmed one man’s heart in silver sheen,
until the hour came and finally “It is finished!”
cried past Andromeda into infinity.
The Word ignited a limestone cell
and His pierced heart pumped beams
into the first woman arriving there.
Darkness within darkness,
it shades and shadows—
but cannot grasp the Word’s light.