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a voice crying out in the postmodern wilderness

Road Prayer

Sometimes I talk to God with my eyes
open as I drive between obligations.
It seems like he ought to listen more
intently when my palms press together
and I fold on top of my feet, but there are 
days when I have appointments.

I blow these interim prayers out 
my cracked window and roll it
back up to keep the rain out.

 Paul said to pray without ceasing.
Does a second glance at a crow count?
Do aches of gratitude suffice?
I do pray for real most mornings.

Last night I told my son I love him for the
umpteenth time and he looked up at me
and said through an embarrassed smile:
Same.

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