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Prayer on the Six P.M. Subway

my prayer mounts or falls     why do I
waste so     want so
O make room
in the kingdom of light for lack lusters
among the austere and severe
for malfunctioning men
only this to their credit     NO GREAT HARM DONE
only passage writes
MAYBE on water

might make it yet
who knows     who knows
whether some hour
turns us on
as Christ’s new somersaulting
start     his words     his heart

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