A Single Thought


Our Savior was not sent

to attend to everything at once.

It must’ve hurt him to refuse

the eyes asking him to stay,

as he sensed the call

from distant towns

tearing him away.


Now we have

social networking systems

which instantly transmit desire,

send images of accompaniment,

tap hearts, magnify faces,

and receive endless solicitations.


The mind skips like an old record,

or gets carried off by emoji eyes

and likes that lead

to continuous swipes.


We’re fatigued from

constant tweets

devoid of depth.


In every age,

there must be a place

where Christ can rest.

Would your heart be a desert

that draws him?

Can your mind hold

a single thought?


Rita A. Simmonds


Rita A. Simmonds ( is an award-winning poet. She is the author of a memoir entitled “Convicted by Mercy: The Journey of Frank Simmonds from the Streets to Sanctity” and four books of poetry, her latest being “He Called” (Magnificat). [From an unpublished manuscript. Used with permission.]

Raphael Benedict

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