A Prayer

May this day bring

a cold drink

some laughter

beside the ceviche truck

by the mercado

far away

from the bitching wife.


May this day bring

a poem

not even a good one.

A paycheck

not even a large one.

A song


in my heart.


May this day bring


give me just a little piece

that’s all I ask

and like

change jingling in a homeless guy’s hand

I’ll dance ‘n smile

like a thief

stealing fire from a god,

like a night lasting all day long.


Amen, hallelujah and all that jazz.


Dec. 20th, 2014. Antigua, Guatemala

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