Every moment I complete the perfect wholeness
and where myself ends, the other begins.
Myself is determined by the other –
my shape, position, duration; my capacity
and appearance. What do I ask God to change?
The moon’s course for my sake?
A star’s trajectory? The structure of a snowflake?
The scent of a jonquil? The whim of a schoolgirl
walking home down a footworn path?
O petitioner, what are you prepared
to demand of God in order that your uninformed,
incessant and arbitrary wishes be granted?
O child of God, to surrender means to withdraw
your every request from the One Who made thee.