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Breathe In

“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.






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