It takes us a long time to realize
we’re not customers;
the boxes that show up on our doorsteps,
we never ordered.
But I still think sometimes
that my prayers get lost in the mail.
And I still get caught up
in waiting impatiently
by the phone.
I try to send back some of the things I get,
publications I never subscribed to,
but I think God is a magazine subscription-
I still think sometimes I can manage
all this paperwork,
that I can return unwanted parcels
and pay for expedited shipping,
but it’s true that certain magazines
just subscribe themselves to you.