I heard it once proclaimed that God had died.

The swell of horror came not from a fear, but rather,
the implication that Man could unravel his own tautology –

That a thing could be gutted of its first foundations,
stripped clean of the very concept that defined it.

I believe that, indeed, if God has died
it is because Man has become greater than his own construction;

That Atom can be split
and made a Flood to shame the waters of the world –

That the ephemerality of light can destroy
as well as illuminate

And that God asked himself, but could not decide His worse offense:
the creation of light,
or the darkness He gave flesh to soon thereafter