Wednesday, June 24, 2009

i love u from God

I am texting my socialite scene,

but I haven’t tonight checked my inbox

for messages from God.


Will I find love notes? Bible verses?

Will my inbox contain a simple “good night”

(Followed by “good morning”, “good night”, “good morning”, “good night”)?

Or long messages – five minutes to type out.

If He has warned me not to gossip or to avoid impure thoughts,

His thumbs must be calloused.


I punch His number into the recipient box.

I memorized it.

I type a simple thought about my exhaustion

then curl up on my bed.


I know He collects numbers from China and Israel,

Boston and Mexico City.

His inbox is crammed with their

“HELP”s and “r u around?”s.

But He checks constantly for a response from me.


I feel the phone’s vibration shake my sheets

then flip open the screen to read

“i love u sweet dreams”.

2 comments:

Kathryn Darden said...

Very creative poem on prayer.

Carol Penhorwood said...

How original!!! Truly loved this!!
I'm going to give this some more thought!