Because I am coming for you with my voice.
Because my voice is two hands taking hold of you.
Because I am taking down all other voices when I speak, because this
is my declaring hymn.
Because I have been too long without you, because I no longer
want to be without you, because there is something I still need to tell you, because I would
risk whatever horror would occur to have you with me again.
Because the labor of speaking is enough to speak and proclaim against
whatever stands in my way.
Because, Christ, you are in my way, I am coming for you
with my voice.