Christopher Todd Matthews: Monster Optimism

If God is omniscient
he knows all possible worlds
If God is all-powerful
he can make any world he wants
If God is all good
he will make the best possible world

Therefore this
is the best of all possible worlds
Therefor I
am something he wants
My body a glorious surprise
to find myself inside of

I was an empty bell
hung in an empty tree
and someone found an ancient nail
and strung it through
the ancient part of me

and now a breath rings the laurel
and now a breath rings me


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