A People’s History of Prayer: James Baldwin

People's History



            when you send the rain,
            think about it, please,
            a little?
            not get carried away
            by the sound of falling water,
            the marvelous light
            on the falling water.
            am beneath that water.
            It falls with great force
            and the light
            me to the light.


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