How do I crack the veneer,
This polished feeling
That threatens to steer me
Into a reeling destruction?
How do I maintain this impossible facade
Long enough for the getting to get good again
Long enough for my walk with God
To break and reset what’s bent by sin?
How do I take every thought captive
When I myself have been a captive my many years,
How do I unwrap this
Bitter disappointment engineered
From my first breath,
To my waking prayers,
To the faithless death of caring
That threatens to devour me?
How can I absorb the world,
And yet be?