|Yearning is a function of atonement.
One yearns for one's own personal salvation.
Might that give one pause for just one moment,
Knowing one's extrinsic motivation?
Is that yearning purely for oneself,
Praying for the sake of one's own good?
Perhaps. But in the heart there is no gulf
Unbridged between the roots of what one would.
Repentance draws from all springs, as it should.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon