Jonah’s prayer


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Holy One, Mystery of Deeps—
        Sea of my travels, sacred margin,
        womb of hidden surpassingness,
        receiver of my drowning—
wash me, bear me, feed me.

Freewheeling One, Heaven’s Rogue,
        Fish of divine slipperiness,
        source of anointed diversions,
        you who swallow me whole,
hold me in your darkness, keep me in your guts.

Risen One, Loving Confounder—
        you who set me always to another side,
        to unexplained revisions,
        to miracles born of uselessness—
disorient me, re-imagine me, birth me.
 

   —January 16, 2018