Thursday Poem


Change is the new,


word for god,

lovely enough
to raise a song

or implicate

a sea of wrongs,
mighty enough,

like other gods,

to shelter,
bring together,

and estrange us.

Please, god,
we seem to say,

change us.

by Wendy Videlock
from Poetry, Vol. 193, No. 4, January
publisher Poetry, Chicago, 2009