William Irwin Thompson
Lucifer first indicted God
for the crime of Creation;
that is what the War in Heaven
was really all about, not Christ
and Lucifer’s envy of him
as Dissenting Milton would have
us believe in Paradise Lost.
Lucifer claimed that Creation
was an ego trip completely
without compassion for others,
for their infinite suffering
as time-tortured lives worked toward
some slow and ponderous final good.
(You can see why Lucifer still
is the patron saint of lawyers.)
The angels having just endured
a series of universes
from Big Bang to Lights Out! were tired
of singing Hosannas of praise,
and leaned forward, listening hard
to the argument that Nothing
was the natural state of things.
Why should there be something instead
of the pure equilibrium
of an absolute timeless void?
The first universe ran on rails,
so completely predictable
that even God got bored before
it went blandly dark entropic.
Now He had an idea of
an opposition of free will
and physical laws struggling
in love and hate to an unknown
end that not even He could know.
The angels could take on bodies
of galaxies, angels of dark
could become black holes with the goal
to see whether the stark outrage
of existing things could win out
over a perfect timeless peace.
The majority of angels
were with God for raw existence,
but in losing, Lucifer vowed
to show them what suffering was
really like in crashed galaxies
and carefully tortured children.
It is now half-time in the game.
With home-advantage, the demons
are winning and weak humans are
called in to substitute for beasts.