SENDING THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE WHITE HOUSE
They don’t want to know what I’m thinking. I’d still send
my thoughts telepathically but I don’t believe in telepathy.
I don’t believe in prayer either, but I’ve been praying anyway
as though hoping it could, this once, get me what I want.
People with more power and money than I seem to think
thoughts and prayers a sufficient response to anything.
They offer them to victims of natural disasters, diseases,
and violence. I apply them to poor political decisions.
They never define their thoughts nor reveal their prayers.
I suppose, like a birthday candle wish, to do so would jinx it.
I try to be discrete hoping that will at least keep me out of the
hands of the secret service, homeland security, and the DOJ.
With the West Wing now a hothouse of viral contagion, it makes
me wonder if my thoughts and prayers may have worked after all.