For Those Who Cannot Enter into Prayer

you do not have to pray
to love the stranger

and you do not have to pray
to care for the sick

and you do not have to pray
to be the stranger and the sick

without uttering
or doing any little thing

you were made as g-d was
all you had to to do was

be born into this world
and exist.

to occupy the seasons of a recurring birth
and in time, to not move

to shrivel away as grass
and to remember

when we cannot bow, 
that our life is more lasting than any vaporous word.

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