Maybe it’s just the wine talking, but let me confess:
when you echoed the words I have long spoken into thin air
I felt the universe answer my lost prayers—
For once, the mountains moved, and the earth opened its wells
for rain to kiss its cracked cheek.
For once, there was no malice in the exchange. Only a conversation
picked and continued after years of white noise.
And when I thought the sun would finally stand still,
The boon was suddenly taken back, jolting me from my trance—
All I have are just prayer beads spilled on the cold floor
As if the plea was too sinful to begin with.