I speak less these days.
I live alone save for the Silent One
Who has no need for words. Perhaps,
some of His more human ways
are rubbing off on me.
I say His name more than ever
but it’s silence I prefer –
long stretches of it, as much as I can bear
inside and out, in my mind and throat,
silence more and more
so that I might also give and receive
(more and more) the real things.
O child of God, heed the inner voice
and whatever you do will be a blessing.