Robin Helweg-Larsen is a British-born, Caribbean-raised poet who has been living between the Bahamas and the US for 25 years. His work is mostly published in the UK (Ambit, Snakeskin, etc).
An Atheist Hopes For Heaven
There flows in my veins the most ancient of ardors:
Not power, or love, nor yet worship of God;
The fight that each tiniest baby fights hard as
Fought earliest man: "Understand!" Pry and prod
With unquenchable flame of the world-disregarders
For Truth! – be it complex, destructive or odd.
If this fire is from Heaven, then Heaven I've earned;
So write on my grave: "This stone too shall be turned."