A Fast Word: Remembrance Mantras

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Editor’s note: During the month of ‘Ala’ a handful of writers collaborate to share one work for each day of the Fast.

 

REMEMBRANCE MANTRAS

I keep forgetting
I keep forgetting
I keep forgetting that fasting
isn’t about food
I keep finding myself
I keep finding myself
I keep finding myself poised
like a sprinter on the blocks
waiting for the sunset to fire.

I keep running
I keep running
I keep running the victory lap and
approaching the adoring crowd
(inspired by my sacrifice
moved to tears by my devotion)
I keep hoping
I keep hoping
I keep hoping that someone
will drape God’s flag over my shoulders.

– Nathan Davis

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2 Comments

  1. Druzelle Cederquist

    17 March, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I wasn’t sure I liked the repetition. But the last lines moved me to tears.

  2. Druzelle Cederquist

    17 March, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    and btw the repetition grows on me

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