If to-do lists had a voice,
it’d be an octave higher, begging
to be read between the lines.
“Hold his hand.”
“Look her in the eye.”
“Call your parents.”
“Play with your kids.”
“Whatsapp a heart emoji to your bestfriend, and make sure it’s in her favourite colour.”
“Prostrate a little longer and breathe in the beauty of feeling smaller and smaller before God.”
Too often we’re busy checking off things
we believe need to be done,
that we forget to check off things
that beg to be done.