The lonely truth
That which has brought me here,
I must give up;
that which has served me well,
which has grown into my skin,
become me, heart of my heart;
that which I have clutched
so bitterly for comfort and refuge,
which has always understood me
when no one else could,
is now keeping me from the heights
to which I must attain.
That which I thought of always
as my most loyal companion,
I must abandon to find the lonely truth
of who I am and that which it is not.
O child of God, the lonely truth, it is said,
leads beyond companionship to union.