selfie #6: devotional

this is not the last of us:       staircase at the end of a long hallway

you say what you want in the moment that you want it

lumbering through space and ravenous       this

is my body: take and       this is my body: the ground beneath us

gives way       no communion       no consecration       no hands

folded and brought to the mouth       no sacrament       no holy oils

no prayers of the faithful       no devotional hymns receding

on the tongue       bear your gifts to the altar of the

ruined and now bow your head       and blessed are they

who do not want what they have not got       and blessed are you now

on your knees       let us pray