Dogs 2014

HUMILITY PRAYER
(7/23/14)


"God

grant me…"

me

me
me
me

that
won't work

how
can a supplication
for selflessness
be phrased
without presupposing
self?

without
expressing
the egoism
of knowing
what is best
for me?

what is best
for anyone?

I open
my mouth

I open
my mind

I
am there

there's no
getting around
me

even asking
for my death
negates
a supreme being's
knowledge
that my life
is necessary

how supreme
can a being
be
if letting me
live
is a mistake?

I am
here
after all

"God

grant me
the serenity
to accept…"

to accept
that I
shall always
be in my way

that I
shall always
be the cloud
in my sky
of understanding

blocking
the sunshine
of enlightenment

shadowing
myself
in ignorance

until
a better

selfless wind

blows my
me

away