Monday, November 4, 2013

Two Poems by Joshua Bocher

Light and Dark


God is a few aimless particles floating
            In a vast emptiness.
Religion is finding meaning in circling
            The emptiness.


If we illumine life with a thousand suns,
Will we not be blinded by our own light?


All religions
Seem to ask:
What doesn’t
Collect dust?


If I can't rid the world of darkness,
I'd at least like to dispel the endless nights.


When people die
They don't become angels
— Only flowers.

Joshua Bocher works at public health non-profits in the Boston area.  His poems have appeared in many publications, including Illuminations, Subliminal Interiors, The Germ, The Mind[less] Muse, and Point Mass.  He lives with his wife in Somerville, MA.

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