State of Eternity
Here, god is wrapped in aluminum foil,
crinkled and pressed into a decorative flourish
with one laboured palm.
Born in a rented garage,
this divine way is lit
with spent bulbs in metallic coats
that shine unplugged.
Hubcaps, perhaps split from a moving wheel,
panned out on the side of a road next to a drained Big Gulp,
a curl of loose wire and a handful of asphalt pebble strays
and mounted like 5 o’clock suns.
Spent Kleenex boxes,
each tissue already parceled out
in service to some wet woe,
make the throne.
One holy container always full.
Suzanne Fernandez Gray
Suzanne Fernandez Gray is a writer living in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Her work has appeared in several publications including Fourth Genre,McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Solstice Literary Magazine, where her essay “Bridge of Cards” won the 2017 Nonfiction Award. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Art History. You can find her at www.SuzanneFernandezGray.com.
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