"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I Savor The Pain You Cause Me - Prayers


It’s not that I forgot how to pray

But when you’ve lost faith, what’s the point?

What if faith is the least of losses?

Secular prayers

Meditation and Daydreams

Painting and Music and

Fiction and Hollywood and

Sexual Fantasies that somehow stay warm on the coldest nights

And Memories

Memories beyond the imagination of mortals

Memories of a heaven more real and more perfect than

God’s own


Prayers begin:

Hear me, Oh Lord

Or: Our Father who art in heaven

Or: Now I lay me down to sleep

Or: Hail, sweet, beautiful, woman, filled with untrammeled grace

They end the same: