advenire
implies waiting.

we have waited
this entire year.

waited
as one holding breath
waits to exhale.

waited
as a farmer
between the planting
and the harvest.

waited
as we have never been asked
to wait before.

waited
with dread and hope
as companions.

waited
till we are weary
of the waiting.

and still
we
wait
(like those of old
waited for the Promise).

Lord,
give us grace
to wait
more.