To take you and place you, raised. You are the dawn. You take with one hand. I pry the other hand open and find it empty. You are to be praised, for your creator’s sake. Your mistakes, His perfections, sacrilegious. Bring me towards Him so that I may pray for you to come towards me. My eyes are closed. And I stumble on words, but not yours. Distances. I’ve never been enough. Legs not long enough. Arms not strong enough. I couldn’t lift you up and I couldn’t let you go. Regardless, you are to be praised, to be raised. Exalted. My death is on standby. My calling is mute, mum, moot.