Some god


Some god


It would take a miracle

to undo ourselves,

a miracle, not a god,

to transcend the agitation

the dysfunction / the blathering

of sightless faith.


Humanity needs something else

Maybe a mouthful of Belladonna

to scatter its nightshade

throughout our coursing blood

to still the wildness of our nerves

to drown our lungs in dried purple leaves

to drop us, like shipwrecks laid out

along the floor of the sea

ghosts lifting through the mirage

of rescue lights: No Survivors.


The ripened fruit is plentiful

in the orchard of wisdom

and still

most of humanity is like

a bell without a clapper

sort of dumb and pointless

or like an old wet sponge

swollen and dense

/ only / not with water but / with ignorance


And if some god

were to wring us out

and try to remake us

the water would be so russet

so murky and toxic

that some god would say:


and walk away / after tossing

the sponge into some hell.


Then some god

would hide his own failure

somewhere deeply in the sky,

infected water dripping from his hands,

and his dark eyes / themselves /

filled with human turmoil.




Nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize for Poetry

from my fourth book, 'The Translator' (Transcendent Zero Press)

"Some god" was first published in 'Deep Tissue Magazine'

then published again in 'Harbinger Asylum Magazine'


©dah / dahlusion 2015 a.r.r



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Ming commented on Some god


My sentiments exactly, I enjoyed this, it's always good to know that there are others out there that think like I. I can truly say I'm not alone. Sometimes I feel like I'm just howling at the wind.



I'm happy to see that this resonates with you. Thank you Ming, and you are not alone in your thinking. I'm there with you. Peace and Light ––))

toredbloodink commented on Some god


My friend dahlusion... Altho our faith is different and our lives are distant I enjoy your writing... Ones faith doesn't ever effect the person I see, hear , or read their words.... I see beyond my own belief faith and self, self can be the most unpleasant place. I have all ways liked and enjoyed reading your work... Redbloodink....



Thank you and I appreciate you, too ––))

FranzJ commented on Some god


I find this an interesting take on the creator of the world and what he (she) allows to happen in it - or do we make our own world



Thank you, FranzJ, and being Atheist, the idea of a creator is not in my thinking, hence "god" not being capitol "G". As poets, sometimes we make things up and other times we are real. Nice to hear from you!

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

dahlusion’s Poems (122)

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fragmented no. 2 1
Espresso Roma Café 1
Afternoon’s Impossible Heat 1
Spherical 1
Moths, Flame 1
To Say Goodbye Means Forgetting 1
"The Stillness Of Quiet Light" 2
The Vanishing Of Differences 2
Some god 3
Cattails 1
Invisible 3
The Persistence Of Nightmares 1
Gardener 4
Poison And Beauty 15
Moon Illusion 24
How We Live On Earth 13
Creation’s Splendid Spiritual Seduction 26
The Wings On Your Tongue 32
Walt Whitman, I Want To Grow Your Beard 102
The Witch-Hunters 26
A Meditation On Autumn 33
The Most Savory Raw Liquid 28
The Alluring Wet Odor 27
Snakes Passing Out Apples 33
I Dismissed The Notion Of Death 36
The Night’s Breath Is More Liquid 28
Strangers With Memories 35
Glorify The Morning Silently 21
I Slept Late Into A Well-Worn Rest 21
the afterglow twisted its complexion 21
The Rapturous Ignorance Of My Human Moment 29
I Wait For God's Lips 31
Your Human Honey 16
I Have Gathered Your Energy 20
Poem For A Red Rose 24
discarded pages 25
when you stir in your sleep 26
scars void of desire 22
I Feel Summer’s Juice 24
Imagine Not Going To War 101
Like A Snowflake in August 36
Upon The Tender Leaves Of Spring 34
A Blue Tear Frozen On Your Delicate Wing 47
Hiding Behind Mythology 27
Coaxing My Soul Into The Open 24
Wet Thoughts For Thirsty Minds 46
720 Full Moons 65
Sexual Opium 41
I Praise The Morning Loudly 99
Your Sultry Whispering 29
I Feel Nothing 32
The Refusal Of Dead Roses: an unfinished love 24
ripples and waves 20
Now The Rain 18
Male Angels 21
Female Angels 18
The Atmosphere’
s Vibration
Show Me Something Invisible 29
Motionlessly, Mouths Touching. 19
The Scent Of My Lover 22
Sorrow’s Dangerous Death-Blade 33
Melodious Flames Intertwined 39
Entranced By Your Voice 28
my mouth is on yours 24
Father, I Have Sinned... 66
The Wild Mud Of Sleep 20
i am 26
Let Us Make Peace 21
That Twilight Flame 18
A Wellness Of Spirit 15
Kisses Like Deep Fruit 41
Pulsing. 13
common sense is My Savior 39
Earthy and Hot 22
Once I Was Somewhere 22
The Only God I Need 22
2 Ten AM 27
If I Ask The Dead For Memories 92
Your Intimate Voice 27
I Am Bound To You 36
Animals With The Same Motion 15
There Was Constant Throbbing 22
A Prisoner Of Hope 15
My Perfect Goddess 15
Twilight Is A Sudden Sadness 71
when the hour strikes 16
Autumn's Meloncholic Motion 28
Autumn's Organic Rust 22
My Perfect Swan 33
The Politeness Of Blue Sky 12
Upon My Lips 20
A Sensualist Articulation (Prose) 14
The Fragrance of Fantasy 43
During Our Most Secret Hours 22
Under A Sky Of Dreamy Dreams 29
The Sultry Warmth 21
When I Looked Again 29
The Sea 44
the Creator is us 29
Blades Of Lightning 30
A Dove Is Bleeding 26
I Hear Vaporous Rain 16
My Perfect Dove 35
If You Were Chocolate 59
You Do Not Deserve 37
A Shawl Of Indigo Aura 26
Then The Tumblers Rust 88
There Is Arrogance 41
The Singing From My Soul 23
You 18
Do Not Remain… 12
A Pyramid Of Stars 8
Holding A Storm 12
You Have Finally Faded 20
A Gothic Tale 19
A Gasping Goddess 18
Hour After Hour 13
Your Naked Smell 24
Unknown To Me Then 10
I Bring Myself Back From A Dream 16
When You Disappear 26