Pray for Wind

I do not wait, oh Lord

for things I do not need

I fixed my rudder

and changed my course with speed


I used my hands

grasped hammer and nail

I patched the holes

and repaired the sail


I ask not for luck

I work against the odds

I pray only for that

which is God’s


This draught, this calm

this silence, rescind

It is for wind, I pray

dear God, please, wind!