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Recorded for Poem-a-Day, January 8, 2016.
About this Poem 

“I wrote this poem on a blue Royal typewriter as a train was lumbering its way through a light fog. For an entire year, I wondered why god kept appearing in my writing.”
Vi Khi Nao

Fog

the sun drops his knee on fog

a diurnal genuflection that

explains the lack of clarity in the prayer’s thought

when god prays to himself

using the fog’s opaque cushion

we know god is a child

who pretends to pray

because in the midst of his holy make-believe childhood

he is a beautiful version of daffodil twirling in dew

Copyright © 2016 by Vi Khi Nao. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on January 8, 2016, by the Academy of American Poets.

Copyright © 2016 by Vi Khi Nao. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on January 8, 2016, by the Academy of American Poets.

Vi Khi Nao

Vi Khi Nao

Vi Khi Nao is the author of Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018).