5-9 vCreatio Ex Deo  

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.”

            —Revelation 1.18


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?”


Ad infinitum




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