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An Unknown God

Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.  Acts17:22-23

I raise this stone to an unknown God A longed for God An unseen God The missing in our action God

The word that whispers in the night The half-glimpsed presence, out of sight:
I raise this stone to the unknown factor The leading actor, waiting In the wings; the noises off, The machinery that makes the drama sing, The absent deus from the machina The protagonist that this sceptic desires.
I raise it higher Searching for the X to balance this equation To make sense of this perception that there’s something - someone - Out There: The X factor, X-marks-the-spot The X plus why of everything – I am unequal to this fathoming.
I raise this sto…

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