Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Why Should I Pray?

Spiritual seekers always ask me the same question,
“Why should I pray?
Doesn’t God already know what I need?”

This is a question for religious people, not for lovers.
Lovers do not need to ask why they should crack jokes,
whisper pillow talk, worry aloud, or make love.

Praying isn’t a list of things you want from the market
It’s the kind of proposition best accompanied
by slowly rolling your tongue over your lips, and the batting of bedroom eyes.

Najat says, face Mecca and prostrate yourself five times a day.
Making love is easier lying down, anyway. 

1 comment:

  1. This is perfect for the dedication of an interfaith prayer circle at my new favorite "rural" land. It's a physical circle with the 4 directions, 4 elements and the world religions all represented. What a perfect poem for its dedication. Thanks for finding these poems, John.