Rachel Sandle

Prayer: suburbia

Give us this day
and the next day and
the next aligned

like brick houses: give
us thick block letters on green
street signs; make us clean

floors, Lord, forgive
us: our mailboxes
deliver us. The body

of the suburbs arose un-
damaged, and in its
uniformity it was

perfect. And now, in
whose name do we pray?
saying “if we lived

here, we would be home now.”

Rachel Sandle is a writer and artist living in northeastern Kansas. Her poetry has appeared in Kiosk Magazine, Prairie Margins, and Cold Creek Review. In her free time, she reads and writes zines and photographs vanity license plates. Follow her on twitter @rachelsandle /on tumblr at vanityplateaday.tumblr.com 

JD Thornton