Sunday Prayers

Sunday January 16, 2022 Entry

Mary, Don’t Go Out Tonight

Mary, don’t go out tonight

He only means to do you harm

With his switchback secret smokeroom codes

The way his compadres nod when he walks through the swing

That knowing

It means you no good

It means you no good

I know

You won’t listen

So me, I shout

I jump in front of traffic

I throw myself onto the windshields of Stater Bros. Presbyterians

Unknowingly

Unknowingly

For I am just trying to get someone’s attention

Mary, don’t go out tonight

No capital offenses

As you tip tap type off of Vine

There are a thousand and one oaks here in the forest that I can’t make my way through

I crawl

Buried in the cut and paste of the day to day

Unknowingly

Unknowingly

For I am just a failed attention getter

Mary, he means you nothing but harm

His Jason Voorhies

Michael Myers failed guru stabs again then again

A thousand and one until the last of the fluid in me rolls to reveal a slant in the floorboards

I roll

Formica slammed as he exits the threshold

I dig in to the wide open

Praying for a grand opening