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”.