I know how to appear at prayer.
Today, today, I pray to go
beyond “seem” to the center.
My own center has rocks of grief
not yet ground to their inner jewels.
Today, today I pray to go
beyond rock to the gem. I’ve been
here before. I’ve visited the
apparatus in the body.
I check in. I address each limb
and organ “Have you welcomed God
today?” Whatever God is, it
works me body and soul. It knows
my buttons better than I do.
My triggers and I say “So What?”
“Keep going, please, beneath these, please~
go beyond these to where all is
empowered, to where I am a
"Citizen of the Universe ~
starry and fiery, hot and cold."
Clay, flesh and breath is shaped in this
Tiny package for a purpose
by design, nothing is wasted.
I seem now to be writing, but
This is an illusion. Hear this
prayer today, today: Show us
our places and take us there.
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© 2018 Susan L. Chast