To drink with you would be divine,
but really is forbidden;
for that is when the right wing guards
of rationale sleep deeply,
and I can reach the cell block key
and do what I would want to,
those things that bring the flesh to life;
the Spirit would be quickened
to quickly elevate in prayer
and report me for escaping.
So better not to drink with you
but keep thoughts locked within.
For though I do obey the guards
I think too much of Him.
© 2006 Carmen Eichman
originally appeared in Spring Board Journal