26 May Sophia Katz
GOD IS A WOMAN
God is the icy water you splash on your face in the morning.
God is the blonde hair you keep finding around your room, whose owner you are having trouble identifying.
God is the calm, radiating warmth in your chest while you peak on MDMA.
God is the grey tabby cat named Charlie you had when you were 6.
God is the peeling skin on your lips after your pomegranate lipstick has worn off.
God is that guy in your poly sci class that wears lime green crocs, and sunglasses on the back of his head.
God is the liquid dirt on the bottom of your winter boots.
God is the look in your mothers’ eyes when she finds out that you failed your 3rd year BFA, mostly because you were doing too much Ketamine.
God is the construction worker operating a jackhammer with a broken arm.
God is the brittle orange peel on your desk.
God is the first highlighted word on the 73rd page in your Hedge Funds: Investment Characteristics and Roles textbook.
God is the missing tile on your bathroom floor.
God is the staircase you trip on and pretend to run up via self-conscious- ness.
God is the weird taste in your mouth after eating only one barbecue flavored chip.
God is the last sheet of rolling paper in your package of zig zags.
God is the unnecessarily large cardboard box containing a yoga mat that Amazon sent you.
God is the 15th backup on your time machine hard drive.
God is the plastic fortune telling 8-ball you found in your parents garage.
God is the smell of wet grass on your lawn in the early summer morning.
God is the router that shuts off every 5 minutes because you keep it in the basement near the sink.
God is the blue heart Emoji beside your ex’s name.
God is the .jpg of the emaciated African child you reposted on Facebook so
God would do you a favor 2 minutes later.
God is the favor you didn’t get.
Sophia Katz is a Toronto-based writer, visual artist and musician. Metatron published her debut collection, The Title Of This Book Is An Inside Joke.