And all the while,
God is whispering
like a child who can’t sleep:
“Please fall in love with yourself again,
“And if you can’t do that right now,
you have not failed!
Just please fall in love with someone who is
practicing that sacred art”
“And if that, too, proves unmanageable
won’t you please fall in love with me?
For self-love is my specialty,
and you are the perfect lamp
for my torch”