a water prayer

i ask the church to pray for:

an offering
of new body
through

i ask the church to pray:

for what we lose
                                in fires
that look just
                                like us

i ask the church to:

remember
re member
rem ember

i ask the church:

for water

i ask::

that we have / no memory / of how we leave / and that / our bodies only / know how we got here / and that / we can’t feel a loss / unless we call it back / call it back / call it back / like spirits / who only exist / when we see them / and think them / the way waters think of / red / when they have had enough / if you could just / give us / a blue / that forgets its color / long enough for us to / see through

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