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Divine Intervention

Had been praying for power
to turn you off
An emotional spigot
that occasionally drips
At least cool you down
Hot to lukewarm
Or wetsuit protection
Safe-sex latex for the heart

Took you
into my wilderness
Land of sun in
stormy surroundings
My soul shelter
Explored with no other man
Private reserves for
spiritual pairing
Until you took her there
And made the place public

Now days are cloudy
Water runs cold
To the point where it freezes
Into an ice sculpture
the shape of California
Prayers answered painful
Who says there isn't a God

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