Truth tells – another time

Aortal Bleeding

Perhaps our Creator lacks a mind
and therefore had no plan
for how yours and mine
would work. In which case
our lives and history
are just a continuous accident
like a river nosing downhill
chancing on points of give.

But it’s hard not to decipher
a certain deliberation
verging on cruelty
in our Creator’s gift to us
of the capacity to lie.
Lying is a declaration
of war on Otherness
a blow for the unbridled self.
It is similar to our gift
for doing evil. Our lying and our evil
threaten all our Creator’s work.

If our Creator had a mind
perhaps He was thinking
that our god-given lust
for the lie
would teach us that truth
works better. For trust
is like blood and lies lead
to aortal bleeding. We are bleeding
our hope away. I have
no doubt that just
before it’s too late
we shall remember
to worship the truth
and shall punish
as enemies of Creation
all who lie.

Rogan Wolf, November 2015

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