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Prayer of Abundance

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August 23, 2019
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I have more than enough
pieces of myself to live

off of: crystal lights pointing
their fingers into my open eyes

through the whisper ripples
in my snowdrift crabapple tree,

planets far enough outside
the corners of my eyes

that I don’t have to worry
about their intentions,

fresh moments of internal
combustion like a new star,

ideas always slinking back
into my shadows. I have taken

the smallest amount of space
and whooped it into a joyful nebula

of comfort and beauty. I am
surviving and alone and I am not

lacking in anything to make
my life as fertile as it is,

and may it always be so.

Maggie Swofford
Maggie is a queer Christian poet who is passionate about creating new perspectives on faith through her poetry. She reads and writes poetry that explores reality via unique imagistic language and metaphors. She also loves outer space, fashion, and Georgia O’Keeffe’s watercolors, and works in marketing for a publishing company in Boston, MA.

Cover image by NASA

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