Morning Prayer

 ︎︎︎ A. Fraser Forsyth

︎ APR 16, 2022

All my needs are frenzied
I wake and sprint to the truck
At labors end, the beer goes down
Faster than it can be poured
I sleep in bursts, very little or not at all
The time of prayer sweeps in like a flash flood
Eating only when necessary
And savoring it not
Sustenance for the skyward flight of spirit
Day in, day out
I am led or dragged
Toward the great wide open communion

A. Fraser Forsyth
is a poet and singer of songs from Berks County, PA, currently based in Los Angeles. Their work has been published online by KEITH LLC Press. A chapbook titled PRAISE GOD is forthcoming, also from KEITH LLC.