Plea to My Jealous Heart

            Pray without ceasing.             —St. Paul   What’s funny is that you think I can stop praying. That you think I take existence—blown dandelion across a philtrum—lightly, as irresponsible birdsong. As the wren, finch, chickadee & prairie warbler. As scarlet tanager, indigo bunting, laughing gull, trumpeter swan. As common sparrows outside my window canting […]