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Untitled by Jacob Lasham

God could be an illusion

and reincarnation

or resurrection could be

 

a flat stone in

your hand on a stony river bank

and then thrown

 

and if done correct

will go skipping across the water

and the water

could be an illusion as the stone touches

 

and if done correct

will be wet

on one side

and not wet

on the other

 

then with unseen force

will rise to the air

and then with unseen force

return to the illusion

of water

 

then up again

then down and repeats

until the stone reaches

the other side

of the river

 

but if it skips incorrect

the illusion will swallow

the flat stone with

all the moving

water

and sink

to greet

other

stones

surrounded

by the illusion

of God

or

resurrection

 

About the Author:

Jacob Lasham divides his time in the Pacific Northwest; mainly Wyoming and Montana. A graduate of the University of Montana in Missoula, Jacob is currently pursuing his MFA, various publishing opportunities, and creating greater community appreciation of poetics.

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