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"Intercession" - A Poem From 'Accomplices'

  Accomplices , by Charlie Shifflett

Accomplices, by Charlie Shifflett

Intercession

Maybe
if you get down on your
knees
you will find words for a
prayer
among dog hairs and cookie
crumbs.

But
if they've all been used
up,
go easy on
yourself;
give your mind permission to
rest.

For
amid the racket of
pennies
pinging in the
washer,
of the dog attacking an
itch,

someone
intercedes on your behalf.
Surely
God, silent for damn near two
millennia,
won't hold our speechlessness against
us.

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Charlie's chapbook of poems Accomplices is available in paperback and as an ebook: Amazon | Apple iBookstore | Barnes & Noble