How have I missed hearing about this guy?

Prayer

O come, in any way you want,

In morning sunlight fooling in the leaves

Or in thick bouts of rain that soak my head

 

Because of what the darkness said

 

Or come, though far too slowly for my eye to see,

Like a dark hair that fades to gray

 

Come with the wind that wraps my house

 

Or winter light that slants upon a page

 

Because the beast is stirring in its cage

 

Or come in raw and ragged smells

Of gumleaves dangling down at noon

Or in the undertow of love

When she’s away

 

Because a night creeps through the day

 

Come as you used to, years ago,

When I first fell for you

 

In the deep calm of an autumn morning

Beginning with the cooing of a dove

 

Because of love, the lightest love

 

Or if that’s not your way these days

Because of me, because

Of something dead in me,

Come like a jagged knife into my gut

 

Because your touch will surely cut

 

Come any way you want

via KEVIN HART – SELECTED POEMS – The Pilgrim Project.