Friday, July 10, 2015

Dear God

You know the famous painting
on the ceiling of the Chapel
the one where your finger is
reaching to touch the finger
of a human
breaching the distance
stretching to love and remind
the earthbound you are
              the great I Am -
the curious one who cares?

today would be a good day
for a painting's idea to
translate into reality. I'm not asking
for a miracle or changes or a different
outcome to this nightmare. All I want
is a touch - the merest contact -
your fingertip to my fingertip. Will
your skin warm my frozen despair?