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When God Has Been Called Away to Greater Things | Grace Wells

Most of this life you have been alone and lonely.
No longer the wolf howling in emptiness,
your heart a rusted camp bed, prized open.

Some nights God lies down there,
God says, ‘This mattress is very thin.’
God says, ‘There is little comfort here.’

God sleeps there anyway. In the morning,
when God has been called away to greater things,
the bed is rumpled. There is an imprint, which lingers.

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