The Thought That Comes

by Kenneth Godoy
1.

The thought comes to me then
that in all of my wrestling I have no peace.
What have I to show for my unbelief?

2.

I don’t believe in a God who is not Good.
If God were almost evil, I would call myself god,
I have no desire to worship something less than itself.
Yet this is the fault in your thoughts,

I think to myself: you have no evidence, do you,
for why you love, for the necessity of obedience
for the goodness of God. You have none of these.
The thought comes to me then

that in all of my wrestling I have no peace.
like a snake that consumes itself bound in a circle
of desire, devourment, and self-destructive satisfaction.

3.

What have I to show for my unbelief?


kenny Of his writing, Kenneth Godoy says, “Poetry is bound to my soul.”


Photography by Kenneth Godoy