Tag Archives: prayer

Don’t get carried away by this–quadrille rewrite

Give me 59 small stones for my pocket and i will skip prayers across my creek for you that’s my faith– in stones and things harder than stone; pebbles my rosary and prayer is not just inside a voice but in it’s skipping over. … Continue reading

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HH prompt: Wish

empty of wishes at the end of a red day but full of prayers

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don’t get carried away by this

  stability is a coin toss away he said, but magical thinking went the way of daisy heads for me when i stripped feelings petal by petal hoping he did love me– much easier to ask the man instead of a daisy … Continue reading

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mortification (for eulonia)

she wants to stretch just a little past body. the old religious did it with mortification fasting and no sleep, praying for days awaiting illumination, their substance translucent ecstatic, the divine translated the way sun flows through a window where flesh is … Continue reading

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a baptist’s thoughts on mudras

the tips of the middle fingers meet the thumbs in the mudra for patience and the mudra for prayer is simply palm meeting palm flat for centering interesting as when I pray for patience I hold my palms open on my legs– turned upwards … Continue reading

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my personal god (if I have one)

my personal god if I have one must be a water spirit templed in blood so this sitting on the stone bank body in water quietly rocked by currents should be prayer but silent & floating raised in splashes to … Continue reading

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testimony

  she spins and balances on something so slim as if it is air and not substance lifting her up under the weight of all those eyes those eyes not seeing practiced strength powering her rehearsed flights over and on that … Continue reading

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