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  • Phil Ridden

Inspired by Covid: TOUCH

It's good stay 'in touch' with one another - and with God.

They touch through the glass, Father.

Old folk,

Isolated for their safety,

Longing to hold

a child,

a grandchild,

a friend,

Place a hand on the window.

It is mirrored by a hand on the other side,

And so they ‘touch’.

It’s not the same as a hug—

they cannot feel the warmth,

cannot hear whispered words of love—

But it helps.

You and I do that, Father.

Sometimes I feel your arms around me;

Feel the warmth of your touch;

Hear you whisper in my ear.

At other times,

I feel ‘out of touch’,

Unable to experience that warmth.