An Agnostic's Prayer

An Agnostic's Prayer

Morning gratitude prayer for the rest of us. 

(Free verse poem)

I take a deep breath

Focus on my body

Acknowledge the miracle it is,

It always has been

I’m grateful for being alive

For existing in this moment

No matter the challenges

I feel weighing on me

The alternative is an end to surprises

No more new starts

with each morning

with each breath

Let me connect with the awe

of the astonishing small wonders around me

And rediscover why being human

is an incredible gift