i keep praying

PRAYER FOR MY SISTER NOT TO HATE ME NO MORE

glory be to something we had before.

when i turned seven you woke up early when i did to open the presents, and read the first
chapter of Bambi to me. it is still my favorite book.

when i turned twenty-eight i checked my phone every time it beeped but the text messages weren’t from you. you never called that day.

give me a tender conscience, let’s have a drink, open our hearts.
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PRAYER FOR A FAVORITE THING

if anything happens to the apartment while i’m out,
if a fire,
if a thief,
if a recreational aircraft crashes,
please make it so i am wearing the brown leather boots (the Italian ones my mother bought in Rome 1981), keep those boots safe.
on my feet.
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PRAYER FOR THE DISPERSION OF NEGATIVITY

let’s picture ourselves wearing a dress or suit of mirrored tiles.
i saw a woman at an art opening wearing a gown and shoes she made just like this, so i know it’s possible. ok, you see it?
all the mirrors will reflect any nasty comments, mean faces, or vicious attitudes. any light the mirrors pick up will break up and scatter, confusing those who do not love us; we’ll be like ten thousand points of light. radiant.
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PRAYER FOR CREATIVE TYPES, I

i have an idea­­—

thank you
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PRAYER FOR CREATIVE TYPES, II

i need inspiration­—

please

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