Imago Dei, a poem written by Peter Lilly at
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Imago Dei

Imago Dei

written by: Peter Lilly



All I ever wanted was a mirage,
It’s easier to find than real water.

There are words you’ve not yet learnt,
The origins of your name and number.

There are numbers you cannot count to,
And they mean nothing.

All I ever wanted was to own somewhere,
Until I started eating my clothes, like a sentient moth.

All I ever wanted was to swot myself
Into something useful and inanimate.

But I realise, I am so much more
Than useful.

Peter Lilly

Peter Lilly

Peter Lilly is a British Poet who grew up in Gloucester before spending eight years in London studying theology and working with the homeless. He now lives in the South of France with his wife and son, where he concentrates on writing, teaching English, and community building. His recent and forthcoming journal publications include Archetype, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Ekstasis Magazine, Macrina Magazine and Across the Margin.
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