Assume You’ll Be Needed Today

Melt Like Butter

Leave yourself out 
to soften. 
Assume you’ll be needed 

Assume you’ll need 
to be soft 
and ready. 

Lord, prepare me.

O God
prepare us
O God be
gentle and warm
to transform
but not
to burn.

Let us melt each other.

When we are brittle let us not break
but be softened.

— Maggie Fiori, 2022
“Melt Like Butter”

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