God can’t be everywhere so He invented GPS

God can’t be everywhere, so He created GPS

to track our movements. We cannot evade His scrutiny.

 

He knows precisely where we are, and doesn’t have to guess,

and for our peccadilloes won’t grant us impunity.

Now GPS enables Him to know exactly where we are,

with whom we are, and what we’re doing with them, breaking rules

that He imposes on us all, because however far

from Him we try to run away He now has made the tools

to help Him to be Omnipresent. As He claimed before,

He had invented GPS.

This once was hardly true,

but thanks to His brand new invention no one can ignore

His presence.  I would have to cancel my next rendezvous

with my beloved neighbor’s wife, and get my act together.

Like Adam in the Garden — there is no way for me to hide

from Him now He has GPS, which keeps me on his tether,

unable to explore, as I once did, my darker side.

 

There is only one place where His GPS does not work well!

I may just make my rendezvous there: it is known as Hell.

 

Gershon Hepner

Gershonhepner@gmail.com

About the Author
Gershon Hepner is a poet who has written over 25,000 poems on subjects ranging from music to literature, politics to Torah. He grew up in England and moved to Los Angeles in 1976. Using his varied interests and experiences, he has authored dozens of papers in medical and academic journals, and authored "Legal Friction: Law, Narrative, and Identity Politics in Biblical Israel." He can be reached at gershonhepner@gmail.com.
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