My Prayers are Powerful
My prayers are powerful
so that darkness sends plagues and assassins
to assail me
internally and from every side
bearing false witness and cruciform tridents
intended to force my silence.
My prayers are potent
grenades of goodness
set against the radicle of despair
and my belief is altogether unwavering
even though writing this is killing me just a little bit
but I don’t care
for if to die is gain
then I’m already halfway there.