Prayer is a writing prompt.
Here, you have three minutes,
or thirty, or maybe
an entire afternoon.
Put that, whatever that is, put me, or you,
or whatever ‘I AM’ is,
The gratitude, pain, fear, your longing,
spell out your heart
You’re hungry, pray.
The sun is setting, pray.
The sun is rising, pray.
Your meal is over, pray.
The connection is there, pray.
The connection is gone, pray.
Box it up like teiva [nature] in a teva [box]
The Life-Force, the Love, like a care package
To send to your daughter at camp, or your dying mother,
Because she sent them to you
And so I did. I even read it to you.
And even from one
Who weaves wondrous music with words,
In response, please…
Simply share the silence that hums with life.
You can’t know or sooth or change or
even praise the song
after sight-reading the lyrics.
Not yet. Prayer is...