I am currently collaborating with the artist Morgan Koch on a prayer book that will be available this Fall. Morgan has been a faithful member of Mercy Junction’s worship group and a vital member. She is a talented artist whose work can be purchased from the Woven Dumpster and on Sunday’s at The Chattanooga Market. The book will feature 21 poem/prayers that I have written and 30 visible representations of prayers. The remaining 9 blank pages will give the reader the opportunity to draw or write their own prayers. The picture above is an interpretation of this prayer:
When my being crumbles like cheap, old concrete
it shows the mortar holding vital organs
will deteriorate such that everything
tumbles into uneven piles.
It appears to confirm
a flashy call for better morals
or a the vacancy of a better structure
than this impossible one.
Others claim the project
doomed from the outset.
I am amazed that your view
and seeing in it
a glorious monument
to your history.