Hug from God

by Tom Guyette


One night, I asked God for a hug.

I don't know if he heard,

But suddenly I felt a touch.

Something that made me feel small.

Not weak-small, just small.  Simple.

Like I was suddenly easy to understand.

I thought it was ridiculous, but

A feeling said,

            Let go, and feel me for once.


            You are my son.

            I look at you, and I see everything you are,

            Everything you have been,

            And everything you will be.


And I thought,

This is profound.

I should write it down, and share it.


And a moment later, it sounded silly again.

Who would want to hear that?

But while it lasted, it was . . .