In the hidden part thou shalt make me to know
wisdom.
Psalm 51

That young man
firing his Kalashnikov
into the playground
has been made to know
the hidden part.

Me, I want to pray.
I’m on my knees.
But all I am is screaming
I don’t know what for. Maybe
the best God can do is pay no mind.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Brooks Haxton's poem I Want to Pray

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