My silent partner
Mercy, my spiritual master;
compassion, my steady companion;
immediate truth, my bottom line;
love, my silent partner
luring me to listen
amidst the roaring senses,
the provocation and gyrations
for that small, still Presence
that counters every bluster,
every colorful, odious suggestion
indicating I am one
hopelessly alone, utterly lost traveler
without home or safe harbor.
Love, my silent partner,
to turn to in faith and truth
and find the way, comforted and led
subtly from this land of shadows
into the bright, perfect Light.
O child of God, listen with all your heart
to the wisdom of your silent partner.