About Zach Ben-Amots
About On Belief
after Yehuda Amichai & Clarice Lispector
I assert without faith that prayers created God,
that He was made only in order to respond,
that God isn’t there until we say His name.
Modeh Ani, with gratitude we proclaim
that our Godful world be prolonged,
that we say, Amen: the word a hadron collider,
that we flick Him into being like fire from a lighter,
that when I am asked if I believe in God,
I nod and assert without faith.
We created the God who in turn created us.
And Clarice wrote that it all began with a “Yes.”
One molecule to another, and so it was made
in the same breath with which they prayed
that gratitude grant us a world less Godless.
I can only assert without faith.