I hear you offering prayers
Through a veil of darkness.
I read the frantic scribbles of your mind
As you draft the final diagram of your downfall.
I test you like a cipher until I realize, finally
That it is useless.
Time passes and still I cannot solve your Voodoo.
I am not the Remover of Obstacles.
I am not God.
I cannot make the pieces of the world fit
Into your widening frame of expectation.
It matters not.
You have made a friend of disappointment
And now you are bound by loyalty.
The words I love you echo like the screams of lost children,
But the screams are mine.
Do you hear me?
I am a white flag in the Sarajevo of your heart.
Step out of the darkness and find me
When the words burn your mouth
And your tongue can hold them no longer.
I am here upon the plateau.
I am waiting.
Find me now and end this war
And hold me and do not let us go.
Find me and find peace.
Find me and let us breathe.