If you grow up Christian, God never leaves your bones, even if you lose your faith.
Even if you aren’t there, thank you.
We need you so badly,
That it almost makes you real.
Thank you for peace.
We have precious little of it;
Help us appreciate the days we have.
Thank you for bodies that are often without pain;
Help us remember those days, when the pain comes.
But most of all —
For the days when our lovers sit beside us,
Close enough for a reached-out hand,