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God of all spaces-
Including the ones that need to be filled on paper-
May your Spirit bring together symbols and letters and numbers
As I complete this report.
With the work almost as loathsome as taxes,
I approach the paper or online form
With trepidation and exhaustion.
If ever there is a time I would think that you roll your eyes at me,
It’s when a report is due.
Psalm 139 says that you know me and have searched me
So you know that my perfectionist ways
Weigh my soul as I finish this project.
May I stop overanalyzing and overthinking,
May I stop getting distracted
And picking up my phone to Facebook or online news
And finish the darn thing.
And when I complete this dreadful assignment, God,
Help me find a way to celebrate this ghastly simple task
With a nap.