05 Feb 2016 – Friday Prayer
(inspired by Joel Monka)

Grant Great Forgetfulness,
a Sacred Amnesia,
spilling our Treasuries –
these long-harbored hatreds
which mothers and fathers
bequeath to their children
who swear to their parents
to ever remember.

Grant us Great Victory
over our enemies:
hot burning memories,
long recalled histories.
Curst be all poetry
calling to mind vile deeds.
Let them dissolve in dust,
grant we may learn to trust.