Treasure Island

Mike Finley

(July 4,1950 / Flint, Michigan)

A Prayer at Planting Time


The hardest lesson of the sinner
Is that all is in you, and nothing in him.
Why are we given these garrulous minds
If the end-challenge is only to submit?

God take away my anguish
By taking away everything.
I cannot save my life,
I cannot save the things I love.

Plant this wisdom into me,
Drill deep and release the bulb
That will bubble out of the ground like iris
After every dry season.


(2006)

Submitted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, May 16, 2006

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