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Jesus Cannot Take my Loneliness Away

You say that Jesus can assuage
your loneliness.  

But that is something he canít do  
since heís become a ghost  

and since the only certain cure  
for this condition lies  
in having someone  who, empirically
has earthly physicality,  
a real, undoubted, human †presence in the world,  

reach out in space and time †
to touch your skin  
and hold you in warm arms  
of flesh  
then sit with you in silence for a while  
and speak out loudly afterward  
of friendship  
and of love  
in words  
that others roundly near  
would then be able also with their ears  
to hear  
and give you, if you werenít the prude you are  
whatís well beyond  
the vaunted power of your  disembodied Lord:  
an overdose of sex.  
 
It's only with these gifts,
not those that your imagination and  
your evidenceless piety
proclaims are in the bosom of
an airy,  ethereal entity,
that you will feel and know companionship  
and come once more alive.
Baldwin
Written by Baldwin
Published | Edited 21st Oct 2021
Author's Note
What inspired me to write this was J-Z's newest all tell no show piece about how only Jesus can (and does) save him from loneliness.
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