Dark Matter

by Gary Hardaway

It is the dismembered and flung body of God
and the dark energy but the scattered aura
of God's dismemberment.

The darkness isn't evil but invisible
in the otherwise excellent light of day
as it pulls and pushes the cosmos this way and that

though flung and dismembered and dead
to the sound of prayers,  the sight of searchers,
and the touch of fingers on the beads of rosaries.