the pendulum

the whispered prayer of a child
is never answered
the way the child wants
I know this
for a fact
and that same prayer
shouted out
to God
by that now adult child
isn’t any
more successful

i have followed every path
found truth in the significance
and sacredness
of the minutiae
with the belief that
if I infused meaning into everything
it would all mean something
no, not really
now I find meaning in nothing
I walk no path
and find not comfort
but a vacant lot

what am I do with that?

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