Today's poem is by Gilbert Allen

"To Forget Its Creator Is One of the Functions of a Creation"
                                                                                          —E. M. Forster

So memory is the absent
letting things slip
out of mind and sight
to make discovery

And God is no
which is the why
of these strange, awful creatures
whose creator would envy
their lost footprints, if He could.

Copyright © 2005 Gilbert Allen All rights reserved
from Driving to Distraction
Orchises Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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