Poison Pie Publishing House: A Prayer for Irrelevance

A Prayer for Irrelevance

O Lord, let me become irrelevant,
for in no longer having any bearing
on the outcome of worldly events,
my chance at transcending the world

improves. O Lord, let me embrace
as brothers the inconsequential,
that in their midst I may find the courage
to voice a proclamation: Let me be done

with all these things that mean nothing!
Let me abandon the perspective
in which productivity is considered
a virtue. Let me lie inutile

within the churning world and
let me stare uncomprehendingly
as I am dismissed out-of-hand by those
who have no time for the ineffectual.

O Lord, grant this prayer
for the already superfluous to ascend
to an enlightened state of superfluity
instead of just the rather mundane

and corporeal uselessness I now feel.

A Prayer for Irrelevance
David J. Keffer
Knoxville, TN
December 19, 2016