God Whispers

When I told you My love was so great
that I wanted to spend eternity with you,

I didn’t mean an eternity at some far-off time,
as if everlasting life was a clock wound

by your death. Eternity began the day
I conceived your soul—on that day,

I unfurled within you, long before your birth;
long before you first saw the world.

Yet you forget our eternity is well underway,
squandering our time as you imagine me

in some far-off place, aloof and hidden.
From your conception, no time will ever separate us;

not a second of your earthly life or thereafter.
You always have been and always will be

Mine.