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A Prayer Book for the Damned

Lord, I question Your judgment,
with the admittedly limited power
of reason you bestowed
in the biological confines of my brain.

Of course, my doubt amounts
to nothing, or so I hope.
I have no intention of building
a coalition of the disbelieving.

Dear Lord, send me quietly to Hell,
where my father is waiting for me,
for I have failed repeatedly, stubbornly
and, it seems, with miserable intent.

In Hell, I hope to find a solace
in which my understanding
and the actuality of my experience
coincide, a comfort at the expense of joy.

A Prayer Book for the Damned
David Keffer
Knoxville, TN
September 19, 2014