Laura Wise

Prayer

the song is like this:
soft–quickly growing
fading          and           swelling
plaintive vibrato, reluctant
Endings.
Beginning contained, it loses control–
desperate prayer–
tears to the eyes
all pain, translated into triplets
all soul, wailing through the strings
a slide to the last note–
hold forever———
-diminish-
and

fade

leave behind a ringing
of the war–
a fight between faith
and sorrow.