My Name

They laid out
Nametags.
Said, “Pick one”:
Vengeance.
Greed.
Liar.
Arrogance.
Ugliness.
Hire.
Whore.
Self-servant.
Desire.
Know-it-all.
Devil.
Fire.

None fit.
I reached down,
Pulled my
Tag from
My own pocket,
(The one God made).

 

Fault Lines

Silent seismic tremors
Ripple for years,
Rifting boundaries,
Driving plates apart,
Exposing geologic faults,
Destroying whole cities.