A slow flood rises in me.

I can feel its

Wet chill

Lapping at my insides.

I want it to stop,

But

The water reaches my eyes and

Leaks out over my

Pained expression.

[I don’t understand.]

Words on a screen bring

Sharper sobs,

But it feels petty.

My body

         shakes

With fear as I ponder,

                                 are these tears familiar?

No,

Comes the answer from

A small, rational place in the back of my mind.

[conscience?]

These tears are confused, emotional and

Tired.

Last time was definite,

Painful:-

               the end.

The tears stop long enough for me to see

Hope.

Where rain has fallen,

New life springs forth.

Create a new heart in me, Lord.

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