“Somebody with a Body” and “Self-Portrait with Ring” by Paula Kolek
by Robert Arthur Reeves
And God said “Let there be light.”
And there was light.
And God divided the light from the darkness.
But God didn’t make the darkness,
it was there as soon as the light was.
Light and darkness came with speaking.
Well, God was staring out over the roofs
or where the roofs would be
but it was that time of day when you can’t see, only hear.
So God made his comment
to anyone who might be in earshot
and the light and darkness came over the roofs.
Then God shut his eyes
and the light outside was divided from the darkness within
but it was the kind of darkness that,
from now on, would always be beaten upon.
took a last few sips from his canteen.
He wished someone could help him name these clear, clear things.
“Bible Verses” was first published in Robert Arthur Reeves’ book “Belt.” Get this and other books by Reeves' at Amazon.com or visit his poetry blog at outerchild.wordpress.com.