Eccentric God


If you think

the Eccentric God who made

the octopus

is gonna judge you

for your sins,

I’m afraid you’ve missed

the mark

If you think this

Wild God

that spins galaxies

as a pastime

cares to get fussy

about your mistakes

or has ever made anything

that wasn’t born

perfect and luminous,

you might need to repent

If you can’t yet admit

how lovable and

infinitely worthy

the fullness of your human nature is

and if you think God

wants to do anything

but perpetually pour

an abundance

of love gifts

upon you,

well, my dear, your soul

just might need

to go to confession.

                      Chelan Harkin