God, did you grant me anything today?
The serenity to accept the things
I couldn’t change? Like, the reality
of being human, of dealing with the endlessness
of loss and confusion and depression.
Did you grant me the courage
to change the things I could?
Like my sad, mad, bad attitude
that self defeats me everytime.
Did you grant me wisdom to
know the difference?
If not today, will you grant it when I ask tomorrow
at sunrise, at the noon meeting,
and again at the end of the day?
Huddled with my young sons
on the sofa at the close of the day, hands clasped
asking together, once again,
for serenity, change and wisdom from
an unknown higher power,
we pray, hoping, that this help to be human