Marcus Wicker On Being Told Prayer Is a Crutch

So what if it is?

Clear days, I understand it,

molecules scatter azure

light from an in-his-feelings-

sun, & that’s why

the sky is blue. We know

too much, or want to.

Not the bible, but the i-

Phone tells us so.

Devotion doesn’t work

that way, but it does. Not

the path, per se, for me

though, a trail back to grace-

fully living with one’s light

shone toward higher

axioms than I

can presently see.

It’s the immediacy

of a just-thought

thought, thundering

into a device

of my own decided making,

prayer. You know it as, Siri.

I call it instant intimacy.

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