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Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #2148894
Matthew 18:21-22
Fear falls in layers—
as foot missing stair,
as head banging unexpected shelf,
as taut-nerved prayers over ailing child,
May the morning come.

As persistent half-knowledge
that I’ll say something wrong at last
and you will find me wanting.

Under such sediment,
a heart can wear as sore
as skin rubbed too long by rough wool.

I wait for your hand to cover mine
to reassure that seventy times seven
is forever away.
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