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Published in Poem Of The Day

the sun drops his knee on fog
a diurnal genuflection that
explains the lack of clarity in the prayer's thought

when god prays to himself

using the fog's opaque cushion

we know god is a child

who pretends to pray

because in the midst of his holy make-believe childhood

he is a beautiful version of daffodil twirling in dew



About this poem
"I wrote this poem on a blue Royal typewriter as a train was lumbering its way through a light fog. For an entire year, I wondered why God kept appearing in my writing."
-Vi Khi Nao

About Vi Khi Nao
Vi Khi Nao is the author of "The Old Philosopher" (Nightboat Books, 2016). She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

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The Academy of American Poets is a nonprofit, mission-driven organization, whose aim is to make poetry available to a wider audience. Email The Academy at poem-a-day[at]poets.org.


(c) 2016 Vi Khi Nao. Originally published by the Academy of American Poets, www.poets.org. Distributed by King Features Syndicate



 

 

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