to the hurt,
I’m sitting down with you today. I’m sitting down with you and we’re drinking coffee.
“what is it today?”
I don’t know what to say.
I acknowledge your bags; you’re planning to stay for awhile.
I’ve got a room made up for you.
“I want him back.”
and remind me that I can’t have him back.
God doesn’t give people back.
but here I am,
sitting down with you.
I am sitting down with you and we’re drinking coffee.
I am recognizing your presence,
you cannot stay forever.
but I won’t push you away.
I will feel you,
and I will keep breathing,
because in doing so,
I am healing.
the healing comes from the aching;
I know this now.