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The "O" in God by Kimberly Kolbe

The "O" in God

Do I flicker when faced

with a mirror? Sure, show me

someone who doesn't love

the hope in a pupil—

the implicit thrill of dilation

of satisfaction in self-recognition.

There you are

apart from the holy tunnel

by this much.


I've launched a thousand

thank-yous toward

a source for all this

loss, and what it was before

I lost it. I see

you there. You know it.

Kimberly Kolbe

Kimberly Kolbe has been a bookseller, bartender, jeweler, editor, teacher, and slinger of antiques. Her poetry has appeared in AGNI, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Passages North.


Kimberly Kolbe