Where Have You Come From, Where Are You Going? / Of Course There’s a God

Terese Coe

Where have you come from?
Far, from far.
Where are you going?
Tomorrow.
It took forever.
Now is never
heard of
but firsthand.

The evidence of hours is
ellipsis, ampersand.

Of Course There’s a God

Terese Coe

Of course there’s a God
but God has gone mad
and got shot of the only
mind he had:
flapping and blind
and occluded by sand,
the collective mind
of expendable man.

 

 

Terese Coe

Terese Coe's poems and translations have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, Threepenny Review, Ploughshares, Smartish Pace, Alaska Quarterly Review, Tar River Poetry, Agenda (UK), Poetry, The Cincinnati Review, New American Writing, The Connecticut Review, 32 Poems, New Walk Magazine (UK), and Orbis (UK), among numerous others. Her historical play, Harry Smith in the Chelsea Hotel, was read by Equity actors in June 2012 in New York.


Where have you come from? Far, from far. Where are you going? Tomorrow. It took forever. Now is never heard of but firsthand. The evidence of hours is ellipsis, ampersand. Of Course There’s a God Terese Coe Of course there’s a God but God has gone mad and got shot of the only mind he …

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