You Have to Look Through

Glenn Ingersoll works for the Berkeley Public Library where he hosts Clearly Meant, a reading & interview series. He has two chapbooks, City Walks (broken boulder) and Fact (Avantacular). He keeps two blogs, LoveSettlement and Dare I Read. Recent work has appeared in Poetry East, Askew, and Hearty Greetings.

You Have to Look Through

God comes into my bedroom
and stands there, looking at me.
I look back.
Neither of us will look away.

“So you have to look through God all the time,”
my friend says, after I’ve told him. “Must be hard
to see anything at all.”

“I don’t know,” I say, looking at my friend,
who looks back at me, also believing.

“Are you looking at God right now?” he asks.
“Yes,” I say. “Directly.”

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