Holy Thursday (The Long Night)

When I cannot bear to be alone,

And I can taste the end in my mouth,

 

Stay with me.

 

When the time has come for the unraveling,

And the hour to choose has fled,

 

Remain here with me.

 

When I must wait in silent prayer,

And others speak my fate,

 

Keep watch with me.

 

When darkness has covered the earth,

And what’s left of me is taken,

 

Hold me.

 

For I know that this is nothing

You have not chosen for yourself.

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