Draft of a religious memorandum
So God exists
if one is to believe theologians of earlier times
in a state of eternal bliss
and can therefore not be affected
by human suffering.
Now that’s a pity. Otherwise
he could have learnt something
particularly about his own activity.
It’s strange; every time
there has been an earthquake in China
the upper glass-window of the kitchen’s
antique grandfather clock swings open.
An occult phenomenon? Seismic sympathy?
Or one of those meaningless gestures
with which the world grimaces
a nasty, stupid little boy in a playground,
who has to mess with us at any price
so that we will
take notice of him.
That and nothing else.