“In 1911, the little town of Nakhla in Egypt was the scene of one of
the most remarkable events in history: a chunk of rock (later
discovered to be a piece of the planet Mars) fell from the sky and
killed a dog,the only known canine fatality caused by a cosmic
–Paul Davies, The Fifth Miracle.
Maybe God is a Cat —
Sharpening her claws on planets,
Pouncing from star to star
Unraveling our lives like yarn.
We scatter as mice in the barn,
Our hearts pitter-patter —
But there is nowhere to hide
If God is a celestial cat like that:
A feline God of War
Brighter than Blake’s Tyger
Who knows what fangs are for
And never leaves survivors.
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