reaching toward something
more real than I find myself to be—
reaching toward a light in darkness
toward a confirmation in the midst of doubt
toward fulfillment in a time of emptiness
toward something other.
Prayer moves in emptiness
moves below emptiness
to a place of silent stillness
where there are no words
but a sense of completion
as my “I am” dissolves into the Other.
Ann Glover O’Dell
13 January 2020