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"Typically we put our hands together when we pray. I wanted to make a prayer in which the hands are thrown wide apart in a wish for loss of self. Although the poem is parsed out in short lines, it is rhymed and metered like a stanza from a blues song."
—Robert Glück

Prayer

Robert Glück

Dear Lord
Show me
The way—
Take
My heart
And throw
It away

Lord, take
My heart
And throw
It out

Lord, throw
My heart
Way out

Copyright © 2013 by Robert Glück. Used with permission of the author. This poem appeared in Poem-A-Day on June 28, 2013. Browse the Poem-A-Day archive.

Robert Glück