“My soul finds rest in God alone-”
But you’ve given me a yearning
that fills my chest with heated stones
and sets my lungs to burning
Each breath adding to the flame
And when I call upon your name
you answer with more doubt
Why does faith require blindness?
I try, I fail, I turn away
demanding you show kindness
while I refuse to pray
I leap as if to fly
But anchored to the earth, I die
and choke on my own shout
I bargain, weep, deny, accept
your silence to my desire.
Old promises that you have kept
still breathe into the fire.