Do you ever think about me?
Do you wonder how I am?
Since you left, since you left
Do you fight off what reminds you of me
Cast it out and then
Pretend we never met?
I know I touched your heart, I know
I hit some vein
If you ever come this way
Will you let the light back in?
I don’t know all your darkness, I
Don’t know all your pain
I’m sure whatever trauma stalks you
Ripped you from this place
But if the stars speak softly to you
Of love and easy grace,
Remember all the words I sent you
Remember then my face.
Let us love not with vigor, or emotion, or with zest
Let us love not with impassioned words and hearts pounding in our chest
Let us love instead with sorrow and the heartbreakings of heaven,
Each added soul a brimming whole
Of halves and broken edges.
Let us love with all our purpose and our glances and our restings
Let us love with every one in world envisioned like the best
Let us love like nothing ever happened and nothing ever will;
Let us love as wide and far as the east is from the west.
Like God in Earth heals our hurts,
Let us love
There has been no thing lost
That He can not restore.
There will never be so high a cost
That He would not pay for.
You are covered and renewed
There is only freedom now for you.
I try to bathe
In the shallowest of streams;
Why I cannot