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Dogs 2017

CHRISTIANS ON THE DOORSTEP
(7/20/17)

I open
the door
to two big
smiles

they
are believers

they wish
to pray
for me

I tell them
that I have
prayed
many times
already
today

they ask
if there are
any particular
problems
about which
they could
help me pray

I tell them
that there
are only
prayers
of gratitude

prayers
for acceptance
of God's will

that all else
is blasphemy

human
conceit

the smiles
wilt
a bit

I tell
them
to stay out
of the heat

close
the door
on them

say
a prayer
of thanks

for solitude