My friend, my love – Do not just send me your words. Send me, as well, sometimes – Your touch upon my life. My fatigue from the travel My thirst from the long day – How shall I quench it? I feel at a loss. Tell me, my friend – That this darkness is filled with You. My heart wants to give, Not just receive. My heart carries with it - everywhere – Its modest savings. Hold out your hand, give it to me. I shall hold it in mine. Fill it. I shall keep it with me. Your presence will fill My solitary journey With sweet fullness.
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