Let Us Prey

The thing about saying grace is that anyone can  say  them-anyone.

I’ve learned prayers

to protect me from the dead

to chase away evil

to forgive my sins.

I’ve said grace

over meals

before journeys

 before I  fall asleep.


I sang those  prayers

raged those prayers


past gritted teeth

through my darkness

every single day.


So who will stand over me

after I’ve died

and ask that I sleep


God let it be


will they prey that I do not rise

and that I never walk again.

Daily Addictions: Grace

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