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Dirt Prayer

I wrote this poem quite a few years ago, and when I saw the call on Submittable for poems of peace, I thought of this. I'm pleased Inspirity published it in their Sowing Seeds of Peace, 2018 edition. ***** Dirt Prayer I dip my hands pick up the earth and wash the dirt over the growing potato plants There are muddy hands a back bent and the bobbing head bowing to the life in the polythene bags Fervent prayer passes the wedding band plain with no crevice for sand or jewel to be lost And this is how I pray with hair in my eyes and dark fingers to wipe it away This is how I pray sun through the stands ground in hand This is how I pray This is how I pray

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