Prayer for a Hungry Ghost – Jakarta, 22 Dec 2021

Even then I was clinging (When they dug me out dress and all)
Lord, I know you dragged me kicking and screaming up the mountaintop
That afternoon the sky was blue and deep
I was afraid i would fall

I am holding the loose end of a thread
There was a time when I was afraid of God and mother and father
(Something to run away from and to)

But they promised we would meet on broken bridge 
on Christmas Eve
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
I don’t have much time left, I’m leaving tomorrow on an airplane
But I do wish it would fly and turn into the little green bird my father lost last week
To go on the wings of time into
unknown lands the heart only speaks of
in whispers

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