possible answers to prayer…

Your petitions—though they continue to bear

just the one signature—have been duly recorded.

Your anxieties—despite their constant,

relatively narrow scope and inadvertent

entertainment value—nonetheless serve

to bring your person vividly to mind.

Your repentance—all but obscured beneath

a burgeoning, yellow fog of frankly more

conspicuous resentment—is sufficient.

Your intermittent concern for the sick,

the suffering, the needy poor is sometimes

recognizable to me, if not to them.

Your angers, your zeal, your lipsmackingly

righteous indignation toward the many

whose habits and sympathies offend you—

these must burn away before you’ll apprehend

how near I am, with what fervor I adore

precisely these, the several who rouse your passions.

-scott cairns

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2 thoughts on “possible answers to prayer…

  1. hilarious. :)

    seriously, formatting has been an issue i’ve been having with wordpress. i’ll type it up one way and it sends it out another. it’s not very poetically minded.

    thanks for the poem. it’s a keeper.

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