For Josh Berg
Above the skies a kingdom sits undone. An element is missing. God looks at his work and knows it’s good. But an element of someone is missing, a soul created with a childlike spark, the kind that lights a room and blows the fog away. “I need that special spark to complete heaven. My kingdom must be perfect,” God decrees. “These souls will be the final piece.” So God calls back the souls he chose and brings them home. Heaven is perfect—though unsung until the rest come home. So God sits waiting. And heaven is why the good die young.
Art and literary journal of University of Jamestown, Jamestown, N.D.