Otherwise, I Am

God is
who reveals us
unto ourselves -
not otherwise.

Fools, we
venture: Here am I!
Til the heavens
insist otherwise.

Rebels, we
writhe indignantly
This be I!
No otherwise!

Gnarling, we
flail impertinently,
gnashing 'gainst
the otherwise.

Until we,
defeated, drop
kneeling to
God's otherwise.

Hail! We
with new eyes seeing,
God has made
us otherwise.

God is
who reveals us
unto ourselves -
not otherwise.

--wrote this today while reflecting how God is in control and takes us down paths we otherwise would never travel on our own --