There were people in my life.
I’ve opened my hands,
And they’ve slipped through like hourglass sands.
Twirling on his arm to Orinoco Flow
Sitting with snacks and talking angels and demons with her
Challenging him to teach me a point of theology
Listening to her argue hip-hop as a musical genre
Watching a new age Jesus with them and bonding
Eating Asian food with them to the flavor of kamikazes
I let go too soon.
They slipped away too fast.
What was lost can never be regained.
But even that knowledge can’t plug the hole in my heart.
If I pray hard enough,
If I wish long enough,
If I want great enough…
We’ll all pass through the crush of the crowd,
And meet up on the other side.
I could only dare to dream.
Make it real.
Take away the pain.