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To Be a God


 by Olive McCoy

Does it make you my god,

How much I long to be the sun

That kisses, warms and

Burns your skin?

Or to be the rain you read by,

That waters your garden?

Does it make me your disciple,

How I breathe for the idea of you?

Yearning for you.

Blinded and faithful.

Or, am I your prophet?

Immortalising you now,

Baring you for all to see,

Yet, retaining your sacred anonymity

For my own selfish worship.

Perhaps, I am a deity of

Spontaneous creation.

Wearing bright fictitious pearls into

The ugly, grey fabric of you.

Yes. I am a goddess.

Called upon by you

To bleed and bless the rain

You read by,

To cry into your garden.

I am the sun that burns your soft skin.

1 am your God.


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