Box of Prayers
I've emptied out my box of prayers
in hope of finding one that still
might work. I never throw things out,
you see. No matter how well used,
how worn, into the box they go.
This one seems broken -- it rattles some --
but just might light up if I plug
it in. It may just need some juice.
Stephen Brooke ©2011
A case of working on one thing and coming up with a phrase -- 'box of prayers' -- that suggests a completely different bit of poetry. Blank tetrameter on this little piece.