– As for life turning out to be
all what no one ever wanted it to,
surely confuse existence with, say,
finding the meaning of life – an object
around which everything gathers & ungathers
like a crowd, or how
a major god searches for Heaven in the body
of another, as for how that happens –
when we approach one more end, which would
be the start of the other beginning, & the
committee converges around our pure God
to write the third testament in a single
dimension – what then? Perhaps there
would be a season finale, one final end
that would be the end of all ends, perhaps.
Would God die? – as when the lights go out &
silence becomes the sound of the begin-
ning of the world, which is what was before the word LET,
which is what comes after
the end – what then?
ABOUT THE POET:
Stanley Princewill McDaniels is a Nigerian poet & an Ebedi Residency Fellow. His poetry (& maybe a story) has appeared on Kalahari Review, Lunaris Review, Brittle Paper, Tuck Magazine, Praxis Magazine, Bakwa Magazine, & elsewhere. His poetry chapbook Entrapment is available for download on Praxis.