What is a word             spoken
and by logical extension                      what is a word
spoken into nothing                 or rather at no one
            if it is not a prayer
            then what is a word
                        but God is present        the absence of person
                                    merely an illusion
                        we make daily in little loud nothings
                        that we whisper to ourselves
                        a word that bears no fruit, a word wasted
                        a word not communicated
                                    not gifted
            kind of like buying yourself a Christmas present
                        on one level
                        exactly what you wanted
            but love is not exactly what you wanted
            it was someone who you wanted to share
            and they gave you something you did not expect.