Listening diary: The silence of God

They say you’re silent,
but that stealthy you wander
through the deserted streets of this city…

They say you’re quite,
but that secretive you watch us,
on this path of uncertainty and anxiety…

They say you are absent,
but that cautious you whisper to us…
for us to listen, how true there is
in all this unreal storm…

They say you are secret,
and that in this mystery,
if we pray to you,
we can discover the most tender hearts…
but also, the crudest darkness…