Lent 34: Longing

I miss you.

Do you know?
Are you too busy?

It’s been so long since we’ve spoken.
You have not sent even a whisper my way.

When we were close, I had peace.
When you were near, I had joy.

Have you forgotten?

Don’t you care?

Did I fail
to love you enough
to make it worth your while?

Has my faith not been strong enough?
Is there another more faithful, more attentive?

Of course there is. There is always another.

Tell me, O God, that this is not a game,
a competition for attention.
Let your mercy carry
my cries to you.

Out of this dust of longing,
let us love one another once again.

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