13 – Prayer

If nothing,

grant me this:

this quiet walk


by anything

but winds and waves

but gulls and crows

but the long slow roll of the tide

and this

this welcomed solitude

the illusion of peace

and respite from memory

if nothing,

let that be enough

for now


Poem ©2019, Jen Payne. National Poetry Month #13 and NaPoWriMo poem. Photo ©2019, Jen Payne. #NaPoWriMo. For more poetry by Jen Payne, purchase a copy of Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind! BUY THE BOOK TODAY!

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