Fingers of God

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photo: Comet Hyakutake by Bill Ingalls.jpg wikimedia

“Fingers of God” by Sharon Rauenzahn

Icebound, the comet tail
dips through our atmosphere,
fingers of God stretched down,
trailing across blank sky
like fingers trailed in water,
troubling the water,
stirring,
moving like spirit
on the face of the waters,
over the darkness of the deep.

Ripples extend beyond imagination,
beyond sight or dream
from those strands of ice,
bringing us mystery,
carbon,
life.

Like water stirred in a pool
by angel fingers,
making miracles real.

Like a voice made of water,
older than time,
asking

“Do you want to get well?”

May 28, 1997 (rev. 9/26/2016)

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