poeming on a meta prayer theme



oh my prayers for the world,
for my self, for my family, extended
into the family of all living beings,
human and non-human, all of us
doing our very best in this moment,
life eating us apart, moment by
moment, as our blood endlessly
struggles to purify, oxygenate,
repair, release, over and over
until that last moment
when the tide finally stops
and the decomposition begins.
oh my prayers for this world,
for this self, for this family,
for the living and nonliving
in all of us, all of us, all of us.