God Laughs

High on a hill in perpetual night he sits,
ancient, alone,
surrounded by marbles
of varying sizes and hues –
some striped, some solid,
some pitted, some smooth;
he pays them no attention.
He stares out into the void,
head cocked as though waiting for a signal
in a silence so thick as to be almost palpable.
Suddenly a flare of light illuminates the sky;
bits of something, glittering like Venetian glass,
spray in a kaleidoscope of color across the far horizon.
Seconds later the sound follows, a huge bang that echoes
with a babel of voices crying out,
whether in terror or sorrow or both it is impossible to tell.
He laughs and claps his hands
as though applauding a particularly good performance.
When the last of the light and sound have been swallowed
by the inky blackness he reaches out,
chooses a marble and stands.
Squinting, he stares straight ahead, drawing back his arm,
then the marble is flying out into a sky no longer silent;
it radiates with a soulless humming.
As it spins the marble grows larger and as it disappears,
he sinks back down, smiling, as it becomes another world.

© 2015 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

God Laughs

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

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A metaphor for creation.

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