Patti Masterman


Don't Do My Thinking for Me Poem by Patti Masterman


I don't need a ritual
I don't need a mass
I don't need a vigil
Or chalice made of brass

I don't need a litany
I don't need an altar
I don't need a sinless saint
Or a holy psalter

I don't need a clergy
I don't need a steeple
I don't need a prayer book
Or condescending people

My sacred lies within
In the deepest part of me
Not reached by rumored sin
Not here: the very heart of me

Submitted: Sunday, April 11, 2010

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