A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day
Lord, let me more than a consumer be
on this commercial-ridden holiday.
Let your Light shine within me
and satisfy me and satiate me,
that there be no lingering hunger
even after I have eaten my fill.
Let my football-addled t.v. go dim
that I do not waste this day
or any other day
watching silly sports or any silly thing
on these shallow, soulless screens.
Lord, let your Light shine through this day
and through the darkness of Black Friday
and through the darkening days till Christmas
that I may crave no more than I already own,
even if all I own is this windy prayer
to your unsubstantiated presence,
of which I am substantially thankful.