Fiction Poetry

I Wonder (2013) by CG FEWSTON

I wonder what it’s like to be—

I wonder what it’s like to be—


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I wonder what it’s like to be—

To be faithless;

To have no god

To try and live up to;

To never let divinity down,

To never be less than made whole.

I wonder if I were born—

Born in another era or nation,

What gods would I serve,

And would I be the same?

I consider what the world would be—

A world where there was never a me,

A being of words, of letters, of books and passions,

An expression without a thought to voice.

My mind is open to—

To all the possibilities,

To be less than who I am,

To what I can’t believe,

To not feel, to not think, to not hold dear,

To be less than made whole.

I could not see—

See what good that would be

For you or for me.

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CG FEWSTON was born in Texas in 1979 and now lives in Hong Kong. He’s been a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy).

He’s the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Fathers Son, The New America: A Collection, Vanity of Vanities, A Time to Love in Tehran, and forthcoming: Conquergood & the Center of the Intelligible Mystery of Being; Little Hometown, America: A Look Back; and, The Endless Endeavor of Excellence.

You can read more about the author on Facebook @ cg.fewston – where he has 275,000+ followers

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