"Kobane" by Engin Altundag.
© Please do not reproduce without artist's permission.
by William Brown
An angry God sweetens on the Sabbath
or at intervals between fucking the earth
with red thunder & pestilence. He topples
beautiful women & hobbles devout men.
Sometimes loving the miserable
commemorates another state of mind.
He considers His wrath one-sided
flips to grace like a card trick. It appears
no connection exits between them
the poles of bitterness & concern. To conquer
vast spaces between burning & balm
He doubles as my familiar. He speaks
equipoise in my ear. All I want
is to cool His turns keep Him off the edges.
All I desire between wrack & euphoria
is a painless compromise to satisfy us Both.
A longer span of hours with the level between the lines.
William Brown lives and attends graduate university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he is in-process on a creative thesis. He indulges in English football and wastes his time listening to art music. His work appears in the April 2015 issue of JAB Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @willbrownpo.