The Lost Country

Fall 2013 • Vol. 2, No. 2

issn 2326-5310 (online)

Anniversary Prayer

By R. E. Ledek

This work was published in the Fall 2013 issue of The Lost Country. You may purchase a copy of this issue from us or, if you prefer, from Amazon.

Bind our hearts with hoops of steel.
Suture our souls together.
Let her face alone
      enchant my eyes.

Her solitary grace,
      my desire flame up.

Let her happiness be my consolation;
my joys, her pleasures.
May no anger
      splinter our peace.
No pride seal
      our hearts like tombs.

Grant we may bear each other up,
      two in one flesh,
            stragglers into eternity.