Early Watches

I hear You best in early

watches, 2, 3, 4am;

Your presence near,

and I am wide-eyed 

with questions,

my whys and what ifs,

and I feel like a child

just awakened

by lightening.

You attend me patiently,

calm my flutterings,

and nudge me 

to remember other souls

to pray over. 

In these predawn hours,

I imagine the depths 

of hollow sky above me

emphasizing

my smallness,

and I am awed

into praising You, 

Adonai, Almighty.

These encounters,

a lingering fragrance,

remind me during 

the moving shadow 

of our daily hours 

how much You 

love me, how much

You are love,

entirely.

—C.L. Fisher, September 2020

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