the marriage of heaven and hell & their cat

by Tommy Mac

Many years practice of damage control

made it impossible to put your foot down

ever on anything.

It is hard

to talk

from such dizzying heights.


One doctrine holds that hell

is existence without God's loving presence.

Maybe, instead, it is living with God

and you don't love God

and God doesn't love you

and, maybe, you wish he wasn't there anymore.


The grey cat sits on the windowsill

seven circles above the earth

and waits to scoop a bus up

with her agile paw.