Dear God of one-on-one,
you know my deepest need —
Yourself, your joyous presence —
and all my vain attempts
to fill this aching void.

Every single person
you seek to personally know,
you want to save and guide,
protect and launch in hope —
and watch us walk away.

Joy at one’s return
is full and undiminished
by the many’s stubborn will.
Oh, God of one and all,
know me — I’d be that one.