Prayer for a Monday Morning

IMG_0794When I turn on the morning news
or listen to the radio in my car,
I pray not to hear the black blot
of another beheading or rape,
hundreds executed in mass graves,
survivors squirming beneath the dead.
I pray not to see the face
of a nine year-old boy balancing
an automatic weapon around his neck.
I pray for the news to be good.
I pray. I don’t know what else to do.

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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