The Thing Ineffable

But one
Has known to answer
The question
No one knows.

Not all the bards
And sages
In poetry
Or prose

Have named the Thing
Ineffable
That bridges
The abyss

Between the Being
That isn't
And the being
That is.

But when He spake,
They wondered at...
To look upon
His mien...

Beatitudes
Of Being there,
As if He
Had not been.

Are miracles
Required beyond
The Miracle
Of being,

Or visions
Recommended
Beyond the art
Of seeing?

Can reports
Of Radiance
Transfigure
Fallen men,

The grammar
Of Eternity
Undiagrammed
For them?

Visions,
Transfigurations,
And miracles,
Because


They speak
A foreign language
To Deity
In us,

Cannot bring us
Closer to
Identity
With Him

Or our
Apotheosis work
As Simple Syntax
Can,

Present tense
Imperfect
Perfect Utterance
"I am."