I Almost Touched His Hands

I almost touched his hand
When I reach over the shelf
I almost touched his hand
While realizing what I felt

I almost touched his hand
When I knew things are getting heavy
I almost touched his hand
Then I realized… I was not ready

I almost touched his hand
When on that same shelf
I saw my old revolver

I almost touched his hand
When I thought it’s going to be over

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Canvas

A pure white canvas, many envied it. No such thing as dirt was imprinted. Dirt that was carried by time and its drastic waves of torture. I felt it in my palms the smoothness of its surface; roughness in a way but never enough for a scratch.

I studied this pure white canvas, its easel slowly breaking somewhat signaling me that I’m almost out of time. My world spun like it never did as I studied the canvas in front of me. Wide eyes while inspiration flowed through my fingers. I grabbed the paint brush sitting next to me. Clarity struck my mind and ideas sprung. Eagerness to please, hands not failing.

Now it was drawn on, painted on, colored, and unrecognizable because of the stain of sin. The canvas was full, I lost my breath.