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Prayer as Definition

I must tell you this

for there is no one else here

save my breath
and your presence

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Nicholas Samaras :
Nicholas Samaras won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award with his first book of poetry. His next book, American Psalm, World Psalm, is forthcoming in 2014 from Ashland Poetry Press. Samaras’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, the Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Currently, he lives in West Nyack, New York.
  • Elizabeth

    This is beautiful…evocative with such simplicity of language…it takes the breath.

  • Rebecca

    I like resting in the ending of your poem :)

  • Jacob McDougall

    This is a fun poem to read. The way the poem is spaced out and broken up creates a sense of urgency that leaves the reader holding our breath in wanting more, but also desiring to be at rest and remain in the silence.